Dr Estwick’s water plan.

Minister of Water Resource Management, Dr David Estwick, has rolled out a programme to address the water outages currently affecting the northern parishes of the island.

Estwick outlined his plan while addressing the monthly meeting of his St Philip West branch at the Princess Margaret Secondary School in Six Roads.

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Disclosing that pumping at the Alleynedale Well, Molyneaux, Ashton Hall, St Joseph Hospital Well and the Whim on the west coast had to be all discontinued last week because there was not enough fresh water, Estwick announced that two emergency package desalination plants were on their way to Barbados and they would be in the Bridgetown Port very soon.

The St Philip West MP said that one of the emergency packaged desalination plants would be placed back at the Hope Plantation in St Lucy where it was located in 2004 and the other would be set up in the Battaley’s, Mullins Bay area in St Peter.

Dr Estwick further revealed that officials of the Barbados Water Authority had settled on two contractors to build two permanent desalination plants in the country.

Stressing that Government is vigorously pursuing plans to eliminate water outages across the country, Dr Estwick announced that he has already given permission to the Board of Directors of the BWA to ask that the Desalination Plant that already exists “carry itself to the maximum”.

Dr Estwick said he has asked William Industries to expand the present Desalination Plant output by as much as three million gallons.

He also gave residents of St Joseph, parts of St Thomas, St Andrew and St Peter the assurance that with the completion of the well at Sweet Vale, St George the water feeding into the Castle Grant Reservoir would address the current water outages in those areas. (NC)

 

 

 

 

6 Responses to Dr Estwick’s water plan.

  1. Ras Small
    Ras Small April 24, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Ah taste da desalinated water and um ain taste gud. But it is a level up from more buckets/ tanks.

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  2. dave April 25, 2016 at 2:53 am

    Terrible seeing people having to bucket water to their homes. This is what 50 Years of Independence has brought us: A DLP Govt that is sending us back to the Standpipe. This ignorant Govt has no creative ideas to solve our problems. What is the vision of the Right Honourable Prime Minister ? We are in ducks guts/ Downgraded to Junk Bond status- times over; This Govt is sending us back to the cane fields but they are no canes. University education denied to many -Oh wait ! -that is the Prime Minister’s vision: to see us back in the cane fields . 7 Tons of Sugar only; 7 years of Famine under the DLP and 7 million dollars to be spent on ” Happy Independence Barbados ” celebrations which is really a smart way to finance the DLP’s election campaign machinery . Dey going to outsmart duhself sooner or later . God does not sleep . Hypocrites and Parasites have to face it.

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  3. Tony Webster April 25, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Coming: The book on “Management Bajan style”and a pocket-guide: “The Importance of Keeping Promises”; to be followed by the movie, “The Sun will Surely Rise Tomorrow” .

    If we can find/borrow the money, a new wing Hall at Cave Hill will be built and named after this Gentleman and his cohorts: “Hope Springs Eternal”.Yes, pun intended.

    Effin you are up to it, you can also work on this one: “Many work in the Vineyard, but the wrath of the grapeless is great “. That should keep you going most of this week; just “Ax questions”.

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  4. Green Giant April 25, 2016 at 7:05 am

    All ministers of government over the past 30 years must take responsibility for this water crisis. We currently have a situation that i’m closely monitoring. Persons connected to the two Sewerage treatment plants are charged a fee on their B W A bill for the service. Mine is 21.30 this month.

    I understand this water after treatment is pumped into the sea. The B W A is currently replacing mains, I figure it prudent to lay fresh water and treated water mains simultaneously. Then we could reuse treated water for agriculture, gardens ect. Maybe when the west coast project is done they will be the first to benifit from this water. Just maybe.

    Maybe the next government will trench again to place treated water pipe systems at a higher cost. With all the water noises being made by the opposition, i’m not hearing anything on this. Wonder why the silence? Of course this is another gravy train opportunity for someone’s dinner in the future.

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  5. Andrew Rudder April 25, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Proactive and not reactive is the name of the game for new Barbados. The days of waiting to see if the drips dropping from the stand pipe will develop into a constant flow of piped potable water are over. Decades ago rural (Bajans) Barbadians enjoyed the stand pipes as they were where they cleansed, cleaned and washed. Sparkling bicycles, clean car tires and washed sedans. The old land management practice of cane holes trapped rainfall and directed it to our underground aquifers eliminating 40 percent of surface run off and Kus Kus grass kept the topsoil in place keeping a radiation shield and dispersant from evaporating the under-soil moisture content. Life’s different today so we have to use water very much like the Saudis and that’s more precious to them than Black Gold.

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  6. recoanthony April 25, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    PITBULL OR BULLPIT HOODES ON SIX ROADS DOES BE WID OUT WATER? BET U NOT…OR UR HOUSE (S) 7 WEEK IN ST JOSEPH NO WATER TILL DE 19TH OF APRIL, HAD TO BATHE IN RAIN WATER FROM DE ROFF, MOSS AN ALL. TELL ME PIT HOW MUCH IS IT GOING TO COST DE TAX PAYERS FOR THOSE 2 DESAL PLANTS COMING FROM ISREAL? WHEN SO MUCH SPRING WATER HERE IN BIM

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