Sophia residents urged to stop dumping garbage next to GPL’s Substation

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Dumping along Fair Weather Pathway
Dumping along Fair Weather Pathway

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Inc is appealing to the residents of Sophia to desist from dumping and burning garbage along the recently constructed fair weather access leading to the New Sophia Substation, Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara.

This pathway located east of PNC Headquarters, Congress Place, Sophia, and is the only access to GPL’s New Sophia Substation.

The Company cautions that burning garbage within close proximity of the power lines located along the roadway can result in serious consequences including damages to the utility poles, lines, fibre optic cables linking GPL systems and the disruption of electricity supply immensely.

The New Sophia Substation is one of the seven stations being constructed under GPL’s Infrastructure Development Programme aimed at improving the quality of electricity being supplied to customers.

GPL says as part of the measures taken to deter the public from further engaging in the illegal dumping and burning of garbage within the vicinity of the aforementioned pathway, the Company has erected a barrier preventing unauthorized person(s), animal drawn carts and vehicles from entering the area.

Further the Company is engaging the Georgetown Mayor and City Council to assist in alleviating the problem.

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