St. Maarten News —“I have been begging the government for several years to have the flooding fixed that has existed between the Druggist in Simpson Bay and the restaurant on the other side of the alley,” said Simpson Bay resident Philip van Delden. He told Today that he has been in discussion with the Head of VROMI Claudius Buncamper and he has been promising to have the problem fixed to no avail.
However Mr. Buncamper told this newspaper that “to fix the problem is not as simple as it looks” because the Simpson Bay lagoon is higher than that part of the area. He explained that a submerged pump was placed on the property of Hot Tomatoes which was situated across the street to take the water that is accumulated in the area to the lagoon but after some time, the owners of the property asked government to have the pump removed from their property.
Source: Today SXM Residents complain about: Flooding in Simpson Bay