Sussex St outfall desilting to conclude month-end

The dredging of the Sussex Street outfall, which is expected to ease flooding in Albouystown and other areas is expected to be finished by the end of May, the Ministry of Public Works said yesterday.

“The outfall is heavily silted and impedes the discharge of surface water that accumulates in the canal during the rainy season,” Maitland Stewart, a Senior Engineer attached to the Works Services Group (WSG) said.

The works started on May 2, 2014.

The outfall
The outfall

Meanwhile, the Princes Street, Ruimveldt and Kingston outfalls have been identified to be desilted over the next few months, the release added.

“These are major outfalls that the Ministry of Public Works will maintain,” Stewart added. Plans are also underway to desilt major canals that lead to these outfalls.

According to Stewart, the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) is facilitating the physical execution of the works.

More in Local News

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. Guyanese man loses Canadian residency after spending most of his time in Guyana

  2. Middle Road beautician pleads guilty to US cocaine charge

  3. Gafoor’s employee succumbs after accident

  4. Computer technician jailed for two years over visa racket

  5. NA woman burned by ex in acid attack

  6. Labourer, 17, stabbed to death over $440 loan

  7. Former New York state Senate leader John Sampson sentenced to five years in prison – Newsday

  8. As army enforces policy against tattoos, would-be recruit’s hopes fade

  9. Bandit breaks into Corentyne houses, homeowner scares him off with gunshots


Recommended For You