UPDATE: NWC to carry out emergency sewage works at Coronation Market
Emergency sewage works being facilitated by the National Water Commission (NWC) in collaboration with the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will begin on Monday in the Coronation Market, Downtown Kingston.
This was announced during a tour of the area by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Matthew Samuda and Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, last Friday.
The works being done in the coronation market will begin on Chapel Lane and include other sections of the market.
Minister McKenzie said vendors have been complaining about the issue for a while now, and the ministry and the relevant agencies, are responding.
The NWC’s in-house team is expected to undertake the replacement of the existing 10-inch sewer main that connects a section of the Coronation Market to the trunk main along Beckford Street.
This will remedy several points along the main that are suspected to have collapsed.
Also, KSAMC has in place a routine where the collection of organic garbage is done daily; the majority of which is carted away on a Sunday.
This is expected to be done today in preparation for the emergency works.