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Exposed sewage situation at Greenland to be remedied – Scatliffe-Leonard

A vehicle passes by, splashing raw sewage as it moved along the roadway in the vicinity of Greenland that led to Lambert Bay beach. Photo: VINO
Ag. Director of the Department of Water and Sewerage promised that the raw sewage situation would be attended to by her Department. Photo: Facebook
Ag. Director of the Department of Water and Sewerage promised that the raw sewage situation would be attended to by her Department. Photo: Facebook
Raw sewage flows along the roadway in the vicinity of Greenland. The situation has been reportedly the same for over a decade. Photo: VINO
Raw sewage flows along the roadway in the vicinity of Greenland. The situation has been reportedly the same for over a decade. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents in the vicinity of Greenland are to expect much needed relief with the promised repair of a longstanding sewage breach on one of the main access roads in the area.

A festering pothole that has been constantly oozing raw sewage for several years, attacking the sensory nerves of passers by on a road leading to the Lambert Bay Beach area has been promised attention by Acting Director of the Water and Sewerage Department, Mrs Perline Scatliffe-Leonard.

Mrs Scatliffe-Leonard indicated that persons from the Department had no prior knowledge of the situation after a source indicated that reports had been made on several occasions over the last few years about the breach.

She noted that there were no sewerage connections in the area and suggested that it may be a private connection but said she would have engineers check on the issue to remedy the situation.

“I know we don’t have any sewerage lines run up there, so it would probably have to be maybe private property… something happened with a private property somewhere,” the Acting Director said.

This news site observed several vehicles splashing raw sewage from the pothole as they passed the area. The source indicated that unsuspecting persons are sometimes splashed by approaching drivers with the raw sewage emanating from the pothole if the area is not approached with caution.

In addition to this, raw sewage from properties in the area has been flowing along the roadside for over a decade, according to the source.

The Acting Director stated, “the only place we collect sewage stuff from is in Road Town [and] the Road Town area surroundings; we don’t have any accounts up there on sewage.”

The issue was also considered troubling given the fact that the roadway is one of several routes often used to take tourists to a popular resort nearby.

12 Responses to “Exposed sewage situation at Greenland to be remedied – Scatliffe-Leonard”

  • links (09/04/2013, 09:18) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    another local who hates their country. how can you build a huge apartment and have no solution for waste. now government to the rescue again. why should i pay for anything myself when the government there.
  • Candid (09/04/2013, 11:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    YUUK!!!!!! Fix the darn water & sewerage mess. GEESE!!!!
  • wise-up (09/04/2013, 12:09) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    the five-blind-mice can fix them business but want to tell the media what to do....go fix the sewage problem(s) and leave the media alone;
  • cherry (09/04/2013, 12:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Its the govt responsibility to ensure proper infrastructure is in place. The country should not have this kind of issue going on. The need of a national budget to make improvement to the country's is a must. And the elected official for that district should have in his district budget funds to assist in running lines and so forth to residential houses and other wise.
  • Town and Country (09/04/2013, 14:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Poor Town and Country planning! How was a builder given permission to build without these necessities put into place? Money talks in the BVI.
  • asur (09/04/2013, 15:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    please we have been hearing bout this for over 10 years so girl go sit down!
  • USA student (10/04/2013, 01:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    A promise is a comfort to a fool
  • Burrr (10/04/2013, 11:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    But wiat aint she a Long Look deeeva - since when she dohn drive bout in she area? Sounds unprofessional the only place we collect sewage stuff from is in Road Town [and] the Road Town area surroundings; we don’t have any accounts up there on sewage.”
    Another unfit head!
    • GRC (10/04/2013, 16:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      This woman does not have a clue on how to run Water and Sewage Department. This Department has gone from bad to worst under her poor leadership and lack of professionalism. She needs to be removed from this post. She has no solutions to the problems and offers poor customer service.


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