Discussion about joint sewage plant continues

COLE BAY–Prime Minister William Marlin and a delegation of Government officials met with Préfète Déléguée Anne Laubies, representatives of the Collectivité of St. Martin and Louis Fleming to discuss the Territorial Cooperation Programme for St. Martin/Sint Maarten 2014-2020.

The programme, which is focused on environment and safety, consists of three main activities, with the flagship project being the construction of a joint wastewater treatment plant in Cole Bay.
Due to concerns from residents about some proposed locations, the officials of both sides have had a study carried out to have yet another look in the West basin for other possible locations for the joint wastewater treatment plant.
A multi-criteria analysis workshop involving a number of key stakeholders who evaluated a number of other options was held as a result of the study. The study’s findings were presented and further discussed on Thursday. Negotiations with property owners will start soon.
It was also decided in the meeting that the next step in defining the overall governance of the implementation of the programme could commence and that the cooperation partners will begin this exercise as early as mid-August.

Source: Daily Herald
Discussion about joint sewage plant continues


  1. Good going, we dont want a sewage plant in the lagoon EVER. Hope a good location can be found together with our french friends.

  2. Now this makes sense! Same should be done for the Dump: see if a cooperation agreement can be reached to use French side dump