The Town of St. George will officially open its new pumping station today, after more than five years of trouble with the sewage system.

The upgrade to a better system came after the Ministry of Transport provided the Town with the funds. The new system includes new pipes and new pumps and is expected to work for at least the next six years. Minister of Transport Dr. Ewart Brown will be on hand to open the $150,000-plus system this morning.

Town Manager Lance Furbert said: ãThe Corporation of St. Georgeâs is extremely thankful to Government for giving us the funds to correct this long-standing problem. We are very pleased with the new station, which will benefit not only the Town of St. George, but the cruise ships that dock here as well.ä