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US$2M upgrade for Horizon Park treatment plant in St Catherine

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 10:39 AM
Minister of Information Senator Ruel Reid looks through his notes during the post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House on October 17, 2018 - Contributed photo

The Horizon Park Waste Treatment Plant in St Catherine is to be expanded and upgraded to meet the long-term requirements for sewerage in that area.

Cabinet has approved a US$2-million contract to Florida Aquastore and Utility Construction Inc to undertake the works.

Minister of Information Senator Ruel Reid made the announcement during Wednesday’s post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.

The plant is operated by the National Water Commission (NWC), which has responsibility for nearly 100 sewerage treatment facilities islandwide.

The types of sewerage treatment systems used in Jamaica include oxidation ditch, activated sludge, waste stabilisation ponds and primary treatment. 

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