And something stinks at the Belmopan Bus Terminal. Four months earlier Plus news received information that the Belmopan Bus Terminal would have been shut down temporarily as the sewage tank would be emptied. When we arrived on scene the Terminal had not been closed and the Sewage truck was indeed extracting waste from the septic tank. As we said that was in August of this year. Well complaints reached plus news today about a reoccurrence of the matter. The Septic which is housed under the terminal has been overflowing and running off its waste water unto the front of the Terminal where the taxi operators would park their vehicles. While all seems well from the main street, upon approaching the entrance located on the left of the building there is a definite repugnant smell. While passersby just brush it off and continue; commuters entering and leaving the terminal are unaware that they are walking in this refuse water that is running off on the pathway provided for them to walk on. While we have been reliably informed that Terminal Management is aware of the situation; they have not opted to close the bathroom stalls. Instead, we observed a member of terminal management collecting fees from persons to use the bathroom facility. We spoke with Ben Martinez, head of Terminal Management who told us that he is unable to comment on the matter at this time and only his supervisor would be able to do so. His supervisor is Former Commissioner of Police Crispin Jefferies who took up office earlier this month as Commissioner of Transport.
Frustration grows over unattended sewer problem at the Belmopan Bus Terminal
It has been a week since we aired the story on a sewer problem at the Belmopan Bus Terminal and up to date, nothing has been done to alleviate the foul smell. PlusTV has been receiving many complaints about the sewer smell at the terminal since August. we were informed by the terminal management that the station would have been temporarily shut down as the sewage tank would be emptied. Well it seemed that they were taking good on their word, as when we visited the terminal to check it out; a sewage truck was on site, extracting waste from the septic tank. When we visited the terminal again last week, after receiving more complaints, we noticed that the Septic which is housed under the terminal had been overflowing and running off its waste water unto the front of the Terminal where the taxi operators park their vehicles and await customers. While all seemed well from the main street, upon approaching the entrance located on the left side of the building, there was a definite repugnant smell. We passed by the terminal again yesterday, to see if anything had been done, only to meet a group of people, still complaining about the odor. As we reported last week, the bathroom stalls have not been closed. We also spoke to the head of the Terminal Management who informed us that he could not comment on the matter as only his supervisor, former Commissioner of Police Crispin Jefferies, would be able to do so. We will continue to follow up on this story.
Since August of last year, PlusNews has been receiving many complaints about a sewer problem at the Belmopan Bus Terminal, which was stinking up the area and running off sewer near the terminal entrance. It particularly affected taxi operators, who normally park near the sewer to await customers. PlusNews has been following the story for the past several months and we were glad to hear that works were on the way to repair the leak. Late last night, we observed that works were finally underway at the terminal. The hours the repairs were being done were well appreciated as the area is normally heavily trafficked during the day. We visited the terminal again this morning and noticed that sewer problem has been fixed and everything is back to normal. Those working in the area told us they are pleased that the repugnant smell has finally been eliminated.