Dr. Horace Chang
Following complaints from residents of Norwood in St. James about a lack of water, Member of Parliament for the area, Dr. Horace Chang, says an 18 inch pipeline in the area will be re-routed to supply residents.
Dr. Chang said problems were identified with the pipeline in its current state and so a contractor has been hired to correct the issues.
The pipes have been crystalising because many of them that were laid during previous road work were never connected.
Mr. Chang said work to address the problems will be done block by block in the community of Norwood, beginning from Seaview Drive.
He did not disclose the cost of the project.
He was speaking at a community meeting in Norwood on Sunday.
Meanwhile, in the wake of growing concern about the dengue outbreak, Dr. Chang said vector control activities will be increased in St. James to prevent a spread of the mosquito-borne virus.
Symptoms of dengue typically begin four to ten days after infection, and include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash.