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BWA to shut off water in some areas

The Barbados Water Authority has advised that it will be shutting off water in some areas, as one of its suppliers has taken precautionary measures against potential damage to equipment from Tropical Storm Matthew.

The BWA’s Stephen Lindo told Barbados TODAY that Ionics Freshwater Ltd has had to shut down its desalination plant at Spring Garden during the inclement weather.

That desalination plant supplies water to the BWA, and according to Lindo, since it was not sending water to some of the BWA’s stations, the company has had to turn off the St Stephen’s and Lodge Hill pumping stations.

As a result, certain stations that are fed from those reservoirs could be impacted.

Some of the affected areas are Black Rock, St Stephens, Grazettes, Thorpes, Clermont, Green Hill, and Lodge Hill.

The BWA has advised customers in those areas and surrounding communities to collect water until the weather improves and the desalination plant is back in operation.

3 Responses to BWA to shut off water in some areas

  1. Phil September 29, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Don’t worry Mrs. water woes Mary Joanne Haigh gon pop up with another excuse. As far as I’m concerned, she gone pass Communication officer. Press the waterworks button and up she pops with an excuse. And Dennis just lavish in it. take her out to lunch or dinner DJ, you might get more than water. Note I sais take her out to lunch or dinner, not have her for lunch or dinner.

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  2. Hal Austin September 29, 2016 at 9:18 am

    What about golf courses? Can they continue to be watered?

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  3. Sheron Inniss September 29, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    I just wish the burst mains would be fixed in a more timely manner. It seems that maintenance is a bad word for government entities. Then just maybe the service would improve overall.

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