PRESS RELEASE – WSC FOCUSES ON ABACO OPERATIONAL MATTERS – JANUARY 18, 2023
ABACO BAHAMAS: WSC’s focus on Abaco Island continues as it looks to address staffing and operational matters. It’s no secret that since Hurricane Dorian, the Corporation has had to continue to work to improve operations on the island after encountering major damages to its infrastructure, some of which were challenged prior to the storm, and was further exacerbated as a result.
A meeting held on Friday, January 13, 2023 with area Member of Parliaments, the Hon. Kirk Conish/North Abaco and the Hon. J. Pinder/South and included Board Member, Alvin Sargent and Consultant, Anthony Bostwick, along with Robert Deal, General Manager, Gregory Stubbs, AGM/Family Islands, Selvin Basden, AGM/Human Resourses and union presidents representing the Management and Non-Management Unions in attendance after a successful staff meeting, MP’s articulated their respective constituency concerns with respect to ongoing projects and capital works relevant to the Corporation.
While the Corporation continues its mandate to provide safe, potable water to its customers, it also recognizes the ongoing operational challenges that continue some three years after Hurricane Dorian, as there are still areas requiring attention namely:-
Grand Cay _ Water Quality and tank replacement
Moore’s Island _ tank repair and Reverse Osmosis Plant Challenges
Road reinstatement throughout Central Abaco
Treasure Cay Sewerage Project
Spring City Sewerage System replacement and upgrade
Central Pines lateral replacement project
Wellfield maintenance and upgrades from North, Central & South Abaco
Sweetings Tract Project
$800MN KaKona South Abaco Project
Overall Water Pressure Challenges in supply zones
Blackwood to Treasure Cay Station Mains Installation
The Corporation will continue to focus on staffing needs and improved customer satisfaction supported by improved operational performance, which it recognizes remain a concern, as it works to improve its service delivery across the island.