Clarendon Municipal Corporation upgrading Salt River Mineral Bath
Salt River Mineral Bath in South East Clarendon.
The Clarendon Municipal Corporation is undertaking an upgrade of Salt River Mineral Bath in South East Clarendon, with plans to capitalise on the allure of the natural facility once restrictions relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) are lifted.
According to May Pen Mayor, Winston Maragh, beautification work has started with the laying of topsoil and the planting of trees and flowers. He said the area will be fenced to prevent motorists from parking in restricted areas and damaging the work that has been done.
Maragh said work has also started on a new bathroom at the facility which is owned by Sugar Company of Jamaica Holdings Limited, with the corporation having a long-term lease that started approximately two years ago.
He said that there are also plans to install solar streetlights in the area of the mineral bath. The foundations for the poles are expected to start being established shortly, as the council seeks to “brighten up the place”.
Maragh, however, stated that while the work is being done, the municipal corporation will have to wait until the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted before the facility can be opened to the public.
“As soon as we get past this COVID-19 situation, then we are going to try to attract some tourists down there. We recommend that people don’t use that facility now because of the COVID precautions,” said Maragh.
He said the upgrading work at the facility is one of the major projects that the corporation has been doing to upgrade the livelihood of the residents of the parish, which include several water supply systems to alleviate the water problems in various communities.