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Study Under Way on Expansion of Ambergris Caye Sewer System 

Andre Perez

Study Under Way on Expansion of Ambergris Caye Sewer System 

An environmental study is currently being conducted on the northern end of Ambergris Caye to determine the placement of sewer ponds to facilitate the growing population on that side of the island. Today, Belize Rural South Area Representative, Andre Perez says that while the population was growing over the past decade, nothing was being done to expand the sewer system, until now.


Andre Perez, Area Representative, Belize Rural South

“We came in to look at the studies and see what can be done on the northern part of Ambergris Caye. And that again, I want to highlight is the water, the sewer system was installed many years ago, and that is where it’s at, no expansion, no growth on it, no plans ahead. And that is another utility that we’re dealing with, apart from electricity and the sewer and water as well, is that there was no plans for the last 15 years, no kind of plans, no expansion, nothing for infrastructure. So now that this infrastructure is virtually the same as it was 20 years ago. Nothing has been done. So that’s another issue we’re dealing with. I think, in fact, I know, only the town core is hooked up to the sewer system. Environmentally speaking, right now, it’s a concern as well. So we need to work on that as well. That’s another issue that we’re working and looking at it. As you say, it’s in the pipeline, but we are seeing that this should have been done many years ago. But it can’t happen overnight. It costs millions of dollars, the funding as well as money, and that is where our government is working, is seeking those funds that are available.”

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