Minister Burch’s Trip To Chicago Cost $2,324

December 13, 2019

A trip in December by Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch to Chicago cost $2,324.06, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage.

The trip duration was listed as from December 2, 2019 – December 6, 2019, and the web page listing said, “The Minister recently visited a number of water and sewerage plants in the city of Chicago as the Ministry looks to advance the master water and sewerage infrastructure plans.

“The team visited the Metropolitan Water Reclamation Plant for the Greater District of Chicago, the Stickney Waste Water Treatment Plant [the world’s largest waste water treatment plant], and the Lockport Powerhouse Plant.

“The Minister was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Randy Rochester along with the Principal Engineer [Water and Sewerage] Mr. Tarik Christopher.”


  • Air Travel: $846.80
  • Ground Transportation: $246.16
  • Accommodation: $1,194.10
  • Meals: $37.00
  • Total Costs: $2,324.06

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  1. somuchless says:

    They coulda just called Flint. Anything for a trip.

  2. Crofted says:

    Don’t trust their technical staff? Mind you, Burch talks sewerage all the time, so I guess he needs an input.

  3. BermieBorn says:

    Chicago, a much larger city, in the winter, in the midwest.

    Could he have chosen a more dissimilar location? Sounds more like a boondoggle than a fact finding trip.