#sewagerush@accra

When the sewage breach on the South Coast first surfaced social media was accused of being irresponsible by giving it maximum airplay. Two ministers – John Boyce and Richard Sealy – felt motivated to jump smackdab in the affected area. Subsequent events have graphically illustrated that there was validity in concerns expressed at this relatively early juncture.

Further, it is reported that leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley sent an offline request to the prime minister two years ago to request a meeting, the objetive to discuss how a potential crisis could have been averted. In true bonehead style the request was ignored-  history is replete with narratives to support the political polarization that characterizes how backwater locales manage the affairs of state.

If there is one learning that should be taken away by ALL Barbadians is that there is benefit to working together in the national interest. If we cannot collaborate when the national issue is under threat then the question must be asked – why spend millions to educate ourselves?

The following videos were posted to Facebook and shared by Barbados Underground in the public’s interest.

 

#sewagerush

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  • If there was not the embarrassing sewage overflow would the BWA have bothered to share info about the screwliftpump breaking down?

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  • Sewage woes on the South Coast were there long before Sandals was constructed.

    Check 2010 GHNS report occasioned by the failing sewage plant.

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  • David

    Why do you have confidence in any story from the BWA ?

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  • First it was “Wells” now it is Septic Tanks, not any tank mind you but high class “Fibreglass Tanks” presumably to hold the high- class excreta that is flowing through the streets on the South Coast. But first they have to get “quotations”, “then the money”. This whole saga reads like a dystopian novel set in a third world country but perhaps Barbados is on the verge of becoming that turd world country.

    This collection of bozos should appear in face paint next time they appear before the cameras, they couldn’t even manage a snow cone cart on Kadooment day. Soon to appear at GAIA “Welcome to Smelly Barbados”.

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  • @Sargeant

    For the same reason we drink the water?

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  • David
    I have no respect for that unqualified-for-the-position JA they call a GM at BWA neither for that dribbling old duffer for a chairman who should have been sent home long ago with his huge gold medallion for a chain looking like a thug from the hood. He should be about saving his breath to cool his porridge and reminiscing of the good ole days at the Upanon college with Harold de mene.

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  • @David
    For the same reason we drink the water?
    +++++++++
    The US Embassy warned its personnel about drinking the water and the BWA/Gov’t dismissed the claims, given all that’s gone on where does your faith lie?

    Remember when visitors to Mexico were warned of Montezuma’s revenge? The Barbados one-step or Barbados belly (one step from the bathroom) may not be too far off.

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  • @Sargeant

    Your advice is noted.

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  • The public is advised that until further notice, persons should stay out of the sea at Worthing Beach, Christ Church, from 6 p.m. to noon the following day.

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/153982/authorities-recommence-sluice-gate

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  • Maybe John can tell us what he suspects is going on here.

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  • JOHN: Yesterday I gave my observations on two subjects regarding issues on the South Coast. I mentioned at 2.49 p.m about the pump in Worthings that spewing water into the gutter which is visible to the eyes. I stated that this water running into the gutter and maybe finding its way into the sewage system. You gave an engineering perspective that this pump is connected to a pipe and finds its way into the swamp. That is part of the two problems. Water in the gutter contained by sand bags and the major one of sewage going into the swamp.
    I said that the construction of Sandals might be another problem based on capacity along with various renovated properties which is overwhelming the system… What is needed are five pipes strategically placed to take the sewage far out to sea Barbadians are eating to much grease and stooling too much. We use over two gallons to flush a glassful of urine; We use another two gallons to flush less than a pound of stool; We use over a gallon of water two wash two plates and glasses. That’s why we have so much watery sewage running into our streets. If we don’t be careful we will have to go back to the pit toilet and throw the solids to cane plants as fertiliser and wash our utensils in a bucket of water. Wanna goin’ to wait fuh Bushie tell wha to do.

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  • Don’t discount the full moon, 29th April!!

    I’ll see if I can take a look over the weekend and see what’s what.

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  • Minister David Estwick is being reported as promising to address the South Coast problems on the campaign trail.

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  • @ David,

    ” Burdened by mounting financial problems, including $500 million in loans it cannot service, the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) today announced it was considering a rise in water rates to help it cope.”

    https://barbadostoday.bb/2018/05/03/drowning-in-debt/

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  • @Hants

    The BWA has to apply for an increase to the FSC.

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  • @ David,

    The reason the sewage problem is not fixed is patently obvious. Government has no money and can’t borrow any.

    $500 million in debt.

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  • That’s roughly $ 2K per Bajan, if you include pensioners and babies.

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  • Minister David Estwick how long has the South Coast leaking mess been going on? You only now writing letters to people? Given the seriousness of the matter you don’t think the government should be acting with haste to remove illegal connections from the sewage plant?

    Illegal HOOKUPS a challenge |

    https://www.barbadosadvocate.com/news/illegal-hookups-challenge%C2%A0

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  • @ David,

    It will be the MIA and the BLP problem. They will have to DISCONNECT the illegal systems, repair the sewer pipes and rebuild the Sewerage system.

    The enormity of the problems facing Barbados is staggering.

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  • The beaches were deserted yesterday when I passed, Accra to Miami, Seaweed.

    There remains the sewage problem but what I saw yesterday was predominantly seaweed.

    At the time of the Crane Beach Chair noise, the seaweed problem was there.

    Suspect the discoloration will clear up in a few days …. but if it doesn’t ………….!!!!

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