The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) has described a protest in Avocat on Tuesday as ‘unfortunate,’ noting that it had already begun permanent road repair works following a project along the South Oropouche Main Road.
On Tuesday, Councillor for Avocat/San Francique North, Doodnath Mayhroo, and several residents demanded that WASA restore the roadway which had been damaged due to the installation of 420 meters of an eight-inch diameter pipeline. But the Authority noted that permanent road restoration works were already underway, and that 220 meters of roadway was already restored at the time of the protest.
It added that work was delayed due to inclement weather conditions, with challenges in completing customer connections which required excavation works. The Authority assured that work is expected to be completed by Thursday.
WASA said it has engaged in clear and open communication with the Local Government Representative for the area and affected residents on the challenges experienced during the project and will continue to do so.