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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. 

4 Responses to BWA extends water ban

  1. Trident Black
    Trident Black July 26, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    I wont be surprised if this ban extends right into 2017.

  2. janice July 26, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    What about the wet fete? Does this also apply?

  3. Smiley July 26, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    No water no outrageous Bills.Your meters robbing us .

  4. BoboTheClown July 27, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Does these restrictions mean the consumers’ bill will show a drastic reduction, or ,are the meter so programmed that everything will remain the same.
    If it is noticed that by reducing water use reduces the consumers bill ,then adherence should be welcomed.


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