JIS News

Story Highlights

  • A biodigester septic tank is to be constructed at Stokes Hall, St. Thomas, at a cost of approximately $47.7 million.
  • Cabinet approved the contract to Y.P. Seaton and Associates for constructing the biodigester.
  • A biodigester septic tank is a sanitation unit that uses anaerobic technology for the disposal of toilet wastewater, as well as water from bathrooms and kitchens in a closed system.

A biodigester septic tank is to be constructed at Stokes Hall, St. Thomas, at a cost of approximately $47.7 million.

Cabinet approved the contract to Y.P. Seaton and Associates for constructing the biodigester, which will be done under the Barracks Relocation Project of the Sugar Transformation Programme.

Minister of Information, Hon. Sandrea Falconer made the announcement at Wednesday’s, May 28, Jamaica House Media Briefing, held at the Office of the Prime Minister in St. Andrew.

“The work under this contract will include construction of the biodigester septic tank and chlorination chamber, pipe works, manholes and a reed bed,” the Minister said, noting that the contract period is for 20 weeks.

A biodigester septic tank is a sanitation unit that uses anaerobic technology for the disposal of toilet wastewater, as well as water from bathrooms and kitchens in a closed system.

The Barracks Relocation Project is being carried out in the sugar producing parishes of Westmoreland, Trelawny, Clarendon, and St. Thomas. The Minster said eight new communities are being established for families who are residents of some 21 barrack communities.

In December, the government approved $465.8 million for the construction of housing solutions in Stokes Hall under the project. The Stokes Hall housing project will comprise 66 studio units; 47 two-bedroom units; and 32 three-bedroom units.