St George’s waterworks $1.1m contracts published
The Government has revealed more than $1.1 million in contracts related to modernisation of the water and wastewater system in St George’s Parish.
The Official Gazette said Bermuda Land Development Company paid Milhouse Engineering and Construction $642,156 for management consulting services on the project.
The work was carried out by the Chicago-based firm between February and December last year.
The notice added that Onsite Engineering Services, a Bermuda-based firm, was paid $353,094 for civil engineering work between August and November 2020.
Invisible Trenching received $123,282.20 for trenching to be carried out between December 2020 and the end of this month.
Details of the contracts were released under Public Access to Information regulations, which require the publication of Government contracts worth more than $50,000.
Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the public works minister, said earlier the $5 million project would be a template for an island-wide water and wastewater management scheme.
He told the House of Assembly in July that the goal was to provide drinkable water and sanitary sewer and reclaimed water infrastructure across St George’s and St David’s.
Colonel Burch added that waterworks were completed at the site of the St Regis Hotel development in St George’s on schedule at the end of last month.
He said that Milhouse set out seven work packages to make up Phase 1 of the project, which was expected to mean between four and seven Bermudian contractors would be involved in construction at the same time.
Colonel Burch said: “This is a massive undertaking that involves laying underground piping throughout the whole of Southside and the Parish of St. George.
“The sheer scale of work to be done is painstaking but critical to realising the commitment to improving this important aspect of the island’s infrastructure.”
Colonel Burch said: “It is excellent news that the work at St. Regis is finished, and overall, the phase one master schedule is proceeding as planned and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2021.”
He added: “This is the kind of project that is addressing the needs of the country – people are working, earning and able to take care of their families while their valuable labour is transforming a vital part of Bermuda’s infrastructure.”