Public Utilities Minister Wants Scrap Iron Industry Regulated

Minister of Public Utilities, Marvin Gonzales, says the scrap iron industry needs to be regulated.

Minister Gonzales was commenting on the recent theft of copper from pipelines in Upper Bournes Road, St. James  earlier this week. As a result, several residents were left without a water supply.

The Minister said the scrap iron industry is a highly profitable one and, as such, similar incidents will continue. He noted that engineers are addressing the issue.

This is not the first time time that copper and other metals have been stolen from utility companies. The Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) has also been challenged with copper theft.

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