There has been an electrical failure at the lift station responsible for pumping Governors Cay waste water to the treatment plant. The problem became apparent following the power failure last week and it has now been determined that the fault is a major control panel failure, likely caused when power was restored. An interim solution is in progress whilst a replacement control panel is ordered from the US supplier. Due to the cost of control panels (in excess of $10,000), and the rarity of failures, they are not a standard inventory spare part.
This matter has been treated as urgent and is prioritized accordingly.
*** UPDATE ***
The pumps are being run manually on a 2 hourly schedule to prevent waste water from backing up through the system.
A swale has been dug to help water drain toward the pump located in the area affected by flooding behind the tennis court.
A perimeter has been placed around the affected area and parents should make their children aware.
A enzyme based solution has been added to digest any contaminants.
*** UPDATE – October 8th, 2010 2:36pm ***
At around midday a breaker tripped causing three lift stations including the one serving Governors Cay.
The breaker has been reset and the system is pumping. Measures are being taken to ensure the area is sanitized.
This incident is unrelated to the defective control panel. A replacement panel has arrived and is scheduled for installation on Tuesday. In the meantime, the system is being activated or deactivated manually on a 2 hour schedule as it has been since the control panel failed.
*** UPDATE – October 21st, 2010 3:59pm ***
A new control panel was installed earlier this week and has been functioning well.