ECOfluid Partners with WIHCON for New Project in Jamaica

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ECOfluid Systems Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract to design and supply its proprietary Upflow Sludge Blanket Filter (USBF®) wastewater treatment system for a new CAD$73 million housing development in Jamaica.

The project is being led by West Indies Home Contractors Limited (WIHCON), in conjunction with the Jamaican National Housing Trust, to develop 254 acres of land at Friendship in the outskirts of Montego Bay, St. James. The property is contiguous to Meadows of Irwin, St. James, another WIHCON housing development being serviced by an ECOfluid USBF® wastewater treatment plant that has been in operation since 2014.  ECOfluid was asked to design the wastewater plant at Friendship based on the effective design and reliable performance that has been observed at the Meadows of Irwin plant.

The Friendship Development will initially consist of 1500 one-bedroom, one bathroom detached units, 35 m2 (380 ft2) each. In the future the units are expected to be expanded to two and three bedroom units with an average of 4 persons per unit. It is anticipated that the development will be expanded by another 700 units at a later stage, to an ultimate total of 2200 units.

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[Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness (fifth from left) alongside officials of the National Housing Trust and West Indies Home Contractors Limited officially breaks ground at Friendship in St. James to start the construction of The Estuary housing development last Friday. [Credit: Okoye Henry via The Gleaner]

Speaking at the ceremony, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness explained that the new housing schemes are part of the Government’s prosperity plan and said these developments are clear indications that positive things are happening in Jamaica.  “We must be persistent when people try to consistently tear down what is good for Jamaica. I am sure we can all gather around the NHT to ensure that we are constructing a bright and prosperous future for the people of Jamaica,” said Holness.

ECOfluid is proud to be selected as a trusted partner in this ambitious project for the betterment of Jamaica.