Even as Secretary for Settlement and Labour Godwin Adams was announcing plans by the Tobago House of Assembly to farm out contracts worth over $200 million to build more housing units, the sewer system at the Adventure Housing Estate is yet to come online.
The sewer system network that consists of a treatment plant at the entrance to the Adventure in Plymouth and two pumping stations located at the eastern and western ends of the estate has been beset with problems.
Both pump stations are yet to be electrified and residents report that a sewer truck can be seen even in the dead of night making regular trips to transport sewer from these areas to a sewer hole located at the entrance of the housing settlements which is close to the treatment plant.
Contacted about the situation last December, Adams had given a time-line of one or two weeks for the inspection of the pump stations by the Water and Sewage Authority (WASA) and the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) so that they could come on stream.
It is now four months later and the electrification of the pump stations remain outstanding, when Tobago News visited the area recently. Tobago News attempts to contact Adams about the situation has so far been futile. Cell phone calls were not returned despite leaving a message on his voice mail.