Bath Mountain, Westmoreland
The facility lies in Central Westmoreland, in the communities of Bath Mountain and
Background and Purpose:
In 1966, an independent water system was installed to provide potable piped water to the homes of the residents in the communities of Bath Mountain, Bleauwerie and Prospect. This system consisted of a 50,000 gallon steel storage water tank, a pump house, a capped spring and a smaller storage tank. Overtime, due to the lack of proper maintenance, the system fell into disrepair and eventually ceased to serve the purpose for which it was established. The steel storage tank has deteriorated to some extent, but it is still in a relatively good condition; the pump house has been vandalized and scrapped of any materials that were of value, leaving only the shell of the building; the entire pipe network, apart from the section that carries water from the capped spring to the intake, has been removed and will have to be replaced.
As of 1984, the residents of these communities have had to either buy trucked water or create their own rainwater catchment facility. As a result, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, through its Sugar Transformation Unit, made the decision to install a new pipe network for the Bath Mountain Mains as well as rehabilitate the storage tank and pump house. This project falls under the Grants Programme which was established to support the improvement of social, economic and environmental infrastructure in Sugar Dependent Parishes.
The outputs of the project are to be:
- The rehabilitation of the 189,270.59 litres tank.
- The rehabilitation of the pump house.
- The installation of the pipe network including the intake to storage tank section, the main distribution section and the minor distribution section.
Operator of the System:
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, through the Sugar Transformation Unit, is responsible for operating and maintaining the water system.
Status and Cost:
The project is still ongoing and its current cost $28.879 million.
This project started on Feburary 2, 2015.
Project Management Team:
The project management team comprised of Mr. Norville Belvett from Rural Water Supply Ltd and Mr. Patrick Essue from the Sugar Transformation Unit.
Work in Process: