Meeting water demands

Wow! I just read an article in the Barbados Today dated January 28 2013, on page 3 – Government embarking on 2,000-house village at Bushy Park in New Mini City Project. I am very pleased with all that’s about to happen.

The interesting part of the story was it’s not going to cost the taxpayers one cent in cash. Neither is the Government putting any money into the project, but providing the land for the project.

This is wonderful to know that many will get to work building, and gaining work when this project if finish.

But I am a bit puzzled in regards to an article I’ve read a while back about water shortages in Barbados.

If you are having water problems now, what are you going to do about the water situation for this mini city that you are about to build?

I have a very strong feeling that you are going to, if you already haven’t started to recycle water. This is the only way I see the water demands being met.

Is it possible that you can over develop!

What’s going to happen with all these different building projects ten years from now given the demands for the most important thing that we all need – water?

How much land is going to remain for the development of agriculture when all these developments keep popping up all over the island?

Please don’t feel that I am not for development, but when are you going to stop destroying what’s natural and replacing it with the different housing projects or malls?

I think that at the end of the day, there isn’t going to be much for the younger generation to see, or know about Barbados, since Barbados is going through such drastic changes called development.

I wish each and every one in Barbados nothing but the best, but honestly I feel that at some point in time you are going to have to stop using the land to build, and instead start to redevelop some of the place that you have allowed to run down.

— Charles Cadogan

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