Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 17, 2018 (SKNIS): Authorities in St. Kitts are taking measures to ensure that any interruptions to the water supply caused by pipes that are damaged during the ongoing road works, are minimized.
George Gilbert of the Public Works Department (PWD) is the project manager for the upgrade work that includes widening sections of the road, resurfacing of the island’s main road, and installing drainage and sidewalk facilities in specific areas.
“When they are actually excavating, even the vibration from time to time will actually break the pipes. So then we have people from the Water Services Department (WSD), thanks to them for being there, and they will actually mend the pipes as they break. There will be some inconveniences and we ask you to bear with us in the development of the island main road,” he said.
The WSD is not the only agency that the PWD has to interact with during the process. There is regular interaction with officials from The Cable, the St. Kitts Electricity Company (SKELEC) and others.
“We have to interface with all of these parties because they have their service [lines] underground in the corridors in the sidewalk area, so we have to interface with them on a daily basis so that at least we can do the cutting across the road [and] put sleeves in place so that when they want to have their development we don’t have to cut the road again,” Mr. George stated.
The PWD official thanked the public for their patience during the road upgrade project which is also responsible for some unavoidable traffic delays.