A pre-fabricated drainage system will soon be tried out on some of the streets around San Pedro Town. The first one will be installed on Black Coral Street. The length is approximately 212 feet from the corner to the end of the street, emptying in the lagoon. This will be a sample test and depending on the results, this new system will be implemented around town. The streets most affected when it rains will be the first ones to have this drainage system.
Coconut Drive (especially the airstrip area from Tropic to Ramon's Village) which is greatly affected during the rainy season will not use this same drainage system. A more complex plan is underway for this area. Town Councilor, Omar Guerrero who is spearheading this project told the San Pedro Sun, "The San Pedro Town Board has been looking for a way to eliminate the water/mud problem during the rainy season. We are hoping that this system will work and do away with that problem."
The four foot long cement drain gutters were constructed by Town Board workers Herman Velasquez and Gilbert Brown. Velasquez said that first the molds were measured and then filled with cement and steel, leveled and dried. This has been an affordable plan for the Town Board who have been working to keep our island attractive and comfortable.
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