Sewage services out to tender

The government is seeking bidders
to buy Grand Cayman’s 12.5 miles of public sewage system.

The request for proposals opened
Monday, 18 October, for a new owner to operate and maintain the Water
Authority’s sewage system and to provide wastewater services over the next 25

The successful bidder will be
required to expand the existing system to meet future demands under an
exclusive licence.

The wastewater treatment plant can
treat 2.5 million gallons of sewage per day and currently handles 2 million
gallons a day, as well as about 20,000 gallons of partially treated sewage
delivered by commercial sewage haulers.

The winning bidder will be required
to have more than 10 years’ experience providing wastewater service for public
authorities for systems serving at least 60,000 people and must be able to fund
operations without financing from the government.

Bidders have until noon, Friday, 10
December to submit applications.

The bid is separate from a proposal
to lease the Water Authority, Cayman, which the government is also considering.