As part of the Inter-American Bank (IDB) loan to improve the Water and Sewerage Corporation’s (WSC) services and capabilities, the latter has signed a $1 million contract with Adin Holdings.
This loan follows an international competitive bidding process, focuses on New Providence and supports WSC in non-revenue water reduction, institutional strengthening, rehabilitation and upgrades of wastewater infrastructure. It also includes preparation of a Wastewater Treatment Master Plan and upgrading the legal and regulatory framework.
Adin Holdings, along with its partners in this project,HGM Consulting Engineers & Planners and Integrated Building Services (IBS), are leading environmental and civil engineering consultants.
The HGM consultants have experience working in the Caribbean, having just completed a master plan for the city of Georgetown, Guyana, while Integrated Building Services (IBS) is a well-known local engineering firm that is highly active in the Bahamas on infrastructure and related projects.
Sewerage services in New Providence do not presently meet the needs of the environment or the population. There are low levels of sewerage coverage and an urgent need for refurbishing and expanding sewerage services to existing and new developments. In some areas, existing infrastructure is in a poor state, often resulting in minimal treatment of wastewater prior to disposal.
The objective of this contract is to develop a 20-year Wastewater Master Plan that provides a comprehensive framework for improving current conditions and implementing environmentally friendly, sustainable wastewater services in the future.
The Master Plan will address collection, treatment, and disposal needs, and includes technical, economic, social, environmental and financial analysis for the proposed works.
This contract is expected to last 12 months, with the improvement and upgrades identified in the immediate term to be completed within the next two to three years.