City trying to restore non- functioning drainage pumps
-flooded cemetery puts burials on hold
The City Council is working to restore malfunctioning pumps in an attempt to avert further flooding in Georgetown, while funeral parlour owners say that burials are being cancelled because of the flooded Le Repentir cemetery.
A pump situated at Lamaha Street within the vicinity of BK Inter-national and another located on Water Street within the vicinity of JP Santos are both reported as not working.
However, City Engineer Colvern Venture told Stabroek News that workers of the council are hoping to restore the Water Street pump today. He added that the failure of the pumps is as a result of a garbage pile-up at the foot of the pumps. This pile-up, he added, damaged the foot of the pumps, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.