Water pipeline project in Wakefield, Trelawny to commence January 2020

Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Karl Samuda, addresses Wednesday’s (November 6) post Cabinet press briefing, at Jamaica House. (Photo: Donald De la Haye, JIS)

Phase one of the Wakefield to Bunkershill Pipe Replacement Project in Trelawny is expected to commence in early 2020.

This follows Cabinet’s approval of a $69-million contract to Construction Solutions Limited for the undertaking.

Addressing Wednesday’s (November 6) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Karl Samuda, said the work is expected to be completed within eight months.

Samuda said the pipeline will replace the old transmission main and distribution pipeline, which has reduced service levels to customers and adversely affected roads in the area.

He said replacing the pipeline will reduce the National Water Commission’s non-revenue water level, as well as to allow for more potable water to be available to customers in Friendship, Bunkershill, and sections of Wakefield.

— JIS