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Wartime plumbing fix to cause disruption

East End Primary School is one of several locations in St George’s that may be affected by a temporary interruption in the supply of flushable water (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

The flushing water supply in St George’s will be temporarily disrupted, the Ministry of Public Works has advised.

Non-potable supply provided by the Water and Sewage Section will be interrupted to facilitate crucial water and wastewater infrastructure upgrades in St George’s and Southside.

The interruption is scheduled to begin on August 28 and the supply is expected to be restored by August 31.

A spokesman for the ministry said: “These infrastructure upgrades are essential to enhancing the water and wastewater systems in the region, ensuring improved services and a more reliable supply for residents and facilities in the area.”

Locations that may be affected by interruptions

• Red Coat Lane

•Old Military Road

• Barracks Close

• Slippery Hill

• St George’s bus depot

• East End Primary School

• Other adjacent lanes and areas

The works being carried out are associated with a legacy sanitary water system installed by the British military before 1943 to service its installations and barracks.

The spokesman added: “Very few as-built drawings exist and there have been no material upgrades since then.

“The ministry may not be aware of some residences or buildings that may be connected to the system and using this service.

“For this reason, the ministry would ask any residence or facility that loses service during the period indicated to contact the Water and Sewage Section by e-mail at water@gov.bm or telephone at 278-0570 and provide the address, type of building [residence, commercial building, facility or institution] and contact number, so that the nominated contact person can be notified directly concerning the flushing water service moving forward.

“The Ministry of Public Works is committed to minimising any inconvenience caused by this disruption.”

Residents with inquiries or concerns regarding the service interruption may also contact the section on the details above.

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Published August 22, 2023 at 7:54 am (Updated August 22, 2023 at 7:54 am)

Wartime plumbing fix to cause disruption

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