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Jan 6, 2020

BWS to Address Growing Sewage Concerns on Caye Caulker

Alvan Haynes

Belize Water Services, for its part, has also committed to erecting a pair of storage facilities on both ends of Caye Caulker. In addressing the growing concerns about sewage and wastewater treatment, C.E.O. Alvan Haynes says it will not include an underwater pipeline.


Alvan Haynes, C.E.O., Belize Water Services

“The geography of Caye Caulker being an island some distance from the mainland where most of the team and a lot of the assets are, does create some challenges and unlike B.E.L. we will not be able to run a submarine cable to let water reach the island so we’re dependent on making sure there’s adequate infrastructure and backup locally.  Also, when we’re looking at the sewage treatment and collection it became obvious early on that with the north expanding rapidly, the north would have to have a separate system simply because whilst we have run an underground line to the north for water, we dare not do that with raw sewage.  There’s no way we’re gonna pump raw sewage through an underground or underwater line.  The risks are too high.”

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