Hope Village to Get New Water Storage Tank

Eddies Trucking Ltd. has been awarded the contract for the Demolition Services for the steel water storage tank located in the Hope Village area.  The total price of this contract is EC$29,500 and the contract was signed on Thursday, February 9th at the Office of the Premier. Works are expected to begin shortly.

According to a release from the Office of the Premier, the Government of Montserrat has partnered with the Caribbean Development Bank’s Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) to replace the dilapidated steel structure at Hope with a storage tank that can hold 100,000 gallons of water. The new tank will provide water for residents in the upper reaches of Flemings and supply for onward transmission to the North of the island.

The new tank will be glass fused similar to others already constructed on island since volcanic activity  have been “withstanding the aggressive elements from the environment such as ash and acid rain. These tanks are constructed to withstand Hurricane Force Winds of up to 200 miles per hour (mph).

The activities to be undertaken for this Project are:-

          1. Procurement of Materials
          2. Dismantling of existing Pipe works
          3. Dismantling of the Old Tank
          4. Excavation of the Foundation
          5. Fill and compact Foundation with base material
          6. Placement of Re-bar in Foundation
          7. Casting of Concrete Slab
          8. Construction of Glassed Fused structure
          9. Reconnect New Tank to existing Network
          10. Commission new Tank

A contract has also been issued to Axxum Company Ltd for the procurement and erection of a Glass Fused Water Storage Tank. 

This sub project was requested by Montserrat Utilities Limited (MUL) and is funded under BNTF 7.

The water tank has been ordered and should be on island soon. The financial allocation for this portion of the project is $600,000.00 and is expected to be completed within the next four months.

(In photo: Signing of Demolition of Water Tank contract- Ms Angela Estwick, Acting Permanent Secretary, Office of the Premier, Tyrell Duberry, Policy and Planning Officer, Mervin Brown, BNTF and Hubert Buffonge of Eddie’s Trucking Limited