Statement by the WSC on Abaco Contract signing

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WSC Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson (right) and GM Elwood Donaldson.

Water and Sewerage Corporation Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson, signed two groundbreaking contracts, May 22, 2020 to further the Corporation’s work in Abaco following devastation of Hurricane Dorian. Mr. Gibson said the signing represented “a continuation of WSC’s objective to fully restore, construct and effect rehabilitation works to the water and sewerage networks in Treasure Cay and Marsh Harbour, Abaco.”

The contracts are funded by a $15M allocation by the government that is derived from an IDB loan post-Hurricane Dorian. These funds are particularly directed towards restoration and reconstruction efforts in the hurricane ravaged islands. Notably, Hurricane Dorian caused significant damage to the corporation’s water and sewerage infrastructure in Abaco, both on the mainland and those surrounding cays that are serviced by the corporation. During Friday’s proceedings at the corporation’s headquarters, Executive Chairman Gibson signed a contract for $961,250.45 with Island Site Development (ISD).

This contract will result in the supply and installation of approximately 1,600 feet of two-inch pipe, 1,000 feet of four-inch pipe and 2,500 feet of 10-inch pipe (PVC) in Treasure Cay, the termination and re-installation of approximately 600 service laterals and valve installations and exploratory excavations in accordance with the scope of works and technical specifications.

Further, Mr. Gibson signed a contract with Bill Simmons Construction for the supply and installation of approximately 1,600 feet of two-inch pipe and 8,000 feet of four-inch pipe (PVC) in Marsh Harbour (East and West), the termination and re-installation of approximately 800 service laterals and valve installations and exploratory excavations in accordance with the scope of works and technical specifications. The contract is valued at $1,418,474.40.

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