Solid Waste GM speaks to urgent need of a sewage-treatment plant for St. John’s, a project promised since last year by SJDC

Daryl Spencer, General Manager of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), says the country is in urgent need of a sewage-treatment plant.

Spencer’s comment follows the illegal dumping of spent oil in the vicinity of the Cooks Sanitary Landfill on Tuesday night, March 7.

He says, however, that a plant of this nature would better serve the city, rather than the rural and suburban areas, and he explains why.

Last year, 2021, work on a central sewage plant for the city had been expected to begin.

Saiid Greene, the Director of City and Urban Renewal for the St. John’s Development Corporation (SJDC), said last year that the Works Ministry was fine-tuning its plans for the start of that project.

Since that time there has not been any word on the initiative.