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Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the Minister of Public Works, at the Severn Bridge in St David’s (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Contractors for a new $30 million water system for the East End — under way since last February and expected to finish by the end of this year — were announced yesterday morning.

Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the Minister of Public Works, said multiple firms would work at the same time on the water and sewage system to bring “relief to the long suffering residents of this area”.

He said the ageing pipelines and pumping equipment in Southside, St David’s, dated back to the US military base at Kindley Field.

Lieutenant-Colonel Burch listed ten contractors which have been accepted under a request for quotation.

Firms selected for the work

Contractors prequalified for the East End water system revamp are: D&J Construction, Greymane Construction, Invisible Trenching, Island Construction, Crisson Construction, ACS Excavating, H&H Construction, Island Engineering and Smith Hauling and Excavating

He said there remained several jobs still to be tendered for the “massive” undertaking, with further offers being accepted by the ministry up to the end of this month.

Lieutenant-Colonel Burch called the works, which include underwater pipes to be laid across Stokes Point by Crisson Construction, the first step in an island wide plan to revamp water and wastewater services.

The East End infrastructure project, part of the Progressive Labour Party government’s 2017 election platform, will also link up with the St Regis resort approaching completion at St Catherine’s Point.

The Minister said the project began in February 2020 with a $5 million “first wave” of trenching with the Bermuda Land Development Company.

Some of the work, including trenches dug from Fort Victoria to the St Regis site, is now approaching completion.

A $30 million guarantee for a Clarien Bank loan to the BLDC for project was brought to the House of Assembly on Friday by Curtis Dickinson, the Minister of Finance.

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Published May 13, 2021 at 8:08 am (Updated May 13, 2021 at 8:08 am)

Contractors announced for East End sewage and waterworks

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