BWA gives update on water schedule

Two days after the announcement of a new tanking schedule by the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), Corporate Communications Specialist Joy-Ann Haigh today reported that residents were pleased with the service.

However, she warned that residents should expect some delays as the BWA attempts to supply water to all those in immediate need within the drought-stricken parishes of St John and St Joseph.

“Bear in mind that there are going to be delays so we do expect that the comfort level will probably not be where we want it for the residents … but we are trying our best to improve it by scheduling the time,” Haigh told Barbados TODAY in a telephone interview.

Yesterday some residents complained that they were still without water, despite the BWA’s announcement that relief was on the way. However, Haigh assured that those residents who had reported that their districts were still without water, would also be included in the new endeavour.

Corporate Communication Specialist at The Barbados Water Authority Joy-Ann Haigh
Corporate Communications Specialist at The Barbados Water Authority Joy-Ann Haigh

“The roads that the residents said that they weren’t seeing them [the tankers], we’re paying some special attention to the roads that are not getting service,” she said.

Five tanks, including the super tank, are expected to bring some relief to the affected areas.

The BWA said the community tanks will be accessed from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. and personal tanks until 10 p.m.

When Barbados TODAY contacted the BWA this afternoon, the trucks were heading towards the severely affected areas of St John, St Joseph and St Andrew.

Haigh stated that the authority’s imminent focus was to solve the current crisis.

“We’re just concentrating and focusing now on the solution and the interim measure – that is our focus,” she said. (KK)


7 Responses to BWA gives update on water schedule

  1. Ryan R A Charles
    Ryan R A Charles September 25, 2016 at 12:44 am

    OK… now what???? Cover up the issue. I come to realize this is what they are doing nowadays…… Don’t fix it…..cover it up

  2. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall September 25, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Wastage of salary. The new pine lines causing these problems.diversion.

  3. Tony Webster September 25, 2016 at 6:30 am

    This lady has taken enuf blows on behalf of others who should just be put to sit down over there…and flushed. Water providing, of course.
    Thank you Joy-Ann: your reward awaits you somewhere else.

  4. harry turnover September 25, 2016 at 8:36 am

    If those people didn’t PROTEST and if people didn’t tell the MINISTER to stop meking MOCK SPORT at peoples lives and PLACE WATER TANKERS UP THERE ON A DAILY BASIS and if wawta din get” thrown” in de face of a sleeping jiant to wake he up…all like now people up there would still be suffering.

  5. Joan Wickham
    Joan Wickham September 25, 2016 at 9:05 am
  6. Horace Boyce
    Horace Boyce September 25, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Over the years this lady has had to make so many excuses for the BWA that sometimes I wonder how she sleeps at nights alway excuse after excuse n lie after lie

  7. Daniel Polonis
    Daniel Polonis September 25, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    why hasnt Barbados looked to fix the problem?


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