|By Vince DePietro (Bellevue Condos # 9) (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #980) on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 2:12 pm:|
According to this issue of the Reporter, DROB (Public Works) has approved the construction of a sewage plant with secondary & tertiary treatment and the contract has been signed with a German firm Dorsch Consult.
|By Ayorkiemom in Virginia (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #627) on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 2:24 pm:|
FINALLY....excellent news! Thanks for posting; long over due this is for sure!!!!!!!!!
|By Cecil (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #5703) on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 2:40 pm:|
That is wonderful news. Knowing how island time works, they may have a sewage plant working by 2020.
|By Tararaboomdeay (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3912) on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 3:09 pm:|
Great news Vince - thanks for posting!
|By Debbie Babcock (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #5530) on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 3:46 pm:|
Super news! Makes my day hearing it!!
|By Tribs, AKA Jah-neen (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4470) on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 4:05 pm:|
Any details on where it is being built?
|By Mickey McCarthy (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #421) on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 4:27 pm:|
Well, their Website is here http://wasser-umwelt.dorsch.de/en/index.php and with just a little looking around I did find mention of the Bonaire project.
|By Debbie Babcock (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #5531) on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 4:55 pm:|
Cecil, let's hope it doesn't take that long. The reefs won't make it till 2020! I just got done reading the Bonaire Reporter and is saddens me the condition of the the reefs and if the island doesn't act quickly, soon I mean, they won't have to worry about the reefs or protecting them as they won't be there. I am glad to hear they are going to install tertiary treatment as well. Hey, it's a step in the right direction and I hope they move on it a.s.a.p.
|By Cecil (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #5704) on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 5:40 pm:|
Well Debbie even a journey of a thousand miles starts with one step. What Bonaire has going for it is the lack of rain washing the nutrients onto the reef. If they can get the plant working fairly quickly even before they get all the pipes laid, that will at least be a safe place for all the honey wagons to dump their loads. That should remove a good percentage of the present nutrient loading.
|By Glen Reem (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #2571) on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 7:34 pm:|
As Cecil points out, there is little rain to wash nutrients onto the reef. Unfortunately that is at least offset by the porosity of the coral structure of the island. Anyone who has watched the water spouting from the ground 200 yards across the road from Sand Dollar during onshore wave events can imagine that 'nutrients' poured into the 'ground' don't take long to reach the ocean. That was confirmed by dye tests some time ago.
|By Cecil (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #5705) on Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 7:30 am:|
All to true Glen, a couple weeks back I saw how this works in limestone. I was a mile off shore and 80' down from Barbados and the visibility was terrible from the fresh water leaching into the salt water. This was from the recent rain and the water had flowed underground out to the reef. The DM told me that only certain parts of their coast see this effect.
|By Vince DePietro (Bellevue Condos # 9) (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #981) on Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 11:33 am:|
Without doubt I believe this issue may be Bonaire's biggest problem which if not addressed timely will have catastrophic implications for the island's economy.
|By Anton Galazyuk (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #10) on Monday, November 5, 2007 - 1:05 am:|
I am curious, does anyone have news on the project currently?
|By Kevin W. Williams (Pink Beach Properties (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #424) on Friday, November 9, 2007 - 11:14 am:|
I know that in the land I am in the midst of developing they are making me arrange some provisions for sewer connections. Nothing to connect to yet, but they are laying down rules so that new construction can be hooked in. Nothing that's a real big deal either ... just some rules on the road construction.
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