BWA extends water ban
The Barbados Water Authority has extended a ban on the use of water for a wide range of activities including the watering of gardens and lawns.
Back in February, the authority imposed the restrictions at the height of a severe drought.
In a statement issued this morning, the BWA says the ban will continue from August 1 to October 31 this year.
The prohibition bars people from filling or or supplying tanks, ponds, baths or swimming pools other than dipping tanks for cattle, domestic baths not exceeding 120 litres in capacity and elevated reserve tanks not exceeding 800 litres.
The washing of roadways, pavements, paths, garages, out-rooms and vehicles by hose is also forbidden.
Failure to adhere to the restrictions can result in a fine of $500 or one month imprisonment.