Statement
6 February 2017 - 5:09pm

STATEMENT BY MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND WORKS
HONOURABLE MARK VANTERPOOL
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
RESTRUCTURING OF THE WATER AND SEWERAGE DEPARTMENT

The Water and Sewerage Department continues to gain internal operational strengthening with the restructuring of management being a pivotal component to its success. 

Mrs. Pearline Scatliffe-Leonard’s role was reconsidered and today, she returns from leave to resume her duty as Director of the Water and Sewerage Department.

The Department was in need of engineering leadership and therefore we have decided to establish a balanced leadership structure at the Department to further increase its revenue potential and enhance its ability to manage engineering issues effectively.    

This balance includes two deputies as follows:

•           A Deputy Director of Sewerage, for which Mr. Bernard Grant will assume this position, will be responsible for managing all sewerage systems in the Territory. This includes the Cane Garden Bay system, Paraquita Bay treatment plant, the newly commissioned Burt Point sewerage treatment plant and the anticipated sewerage system in East End.  The sewerage infrastructure of the Territory will continue to be developed under the guidance of Technical Engineering Consultant, Mr. Alva Francis.

•           A Deputy Director of Water, who will be responsible for the management of the water distribution network, reservoirs, pump stations and Government’s Water plant at Baughers Bay. The water infrastructure of the Territory will continue to be developed under the guidance of Technical Engineering Consultant, Mr. Keith Smith.

These new roles will allow the overarching role of Director to focus on administration, governance and policy. Ms. Pearline Scatliffe-Leonard will continue in this lead position.

These changes take effect on Monday, February 6, 2017.

It is the hope of the Ministry of Communications and Works that this restructuring will allow the Water and Sewerage Department to operate at its full potential bringing skill, expertise and organisation to one of the Territory’s most vital utility.

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