Barbados was on the verge of working to remedying the south coast sewage problem before a questionable failure with a screw lift hampered efforts.
And this development has left Minister of Agriculture and Water Resource Management, Dr David Estwick concerned.
While Dr Estwick says the south coast matter shouldn't be politicised, he says the BLP was warned by Sir Henry Forde in the '90s about the plant.
He says the problem is not one of maintenance but involves a collapse of the distribution system, 15 feet under the ground.
Dr Estwick defended his ministry's response to the matter as he rubbished claims that all of its plans will fail.
He says problems started at the beginning of construction of the south coast sewage treatment plant and dismissed the opposition leader’s remedy for the situation.