Relief on the way, says BWA

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) says water was being restored slowly but surely to dozens of communities affected after a 15-inch water main leading to Grand View Reservoir in Grand View, St Michael, ruptured early yesterday morning.




The main, which is located behind the Springer Memorial School was shut down as the BWA’s crews worked feverishly on the site.

Communities in Government Hill, Belmont Road, Tweedside Road, Bridgetown, Belleville, Harts Gap, St Matthias, Beckles Road, Rendezvous, and sections of the south coast and others were affected.


dsc_0714Speaking on radio this afternoon the BWA’s Corporate Communication Specialist Joy-ann Haigh said the mains have been repaired and services will return to normal throughout the course of the day.

“We can’t give an exact time, because the system does need time to fill back up and then go through hundreds of mains to get to your home,” she explained.

Haigh also acknowledged water outages in the north of the island including Mount Brevitor in St Peter, Apes Hill, St James and Hillaby, St Andrew. She assured that water tankers would be dispatched to the area.

“To the people in the north, tankers have been dispatched to Mount Brevitor and Apes Hill. The water tanks at Hillaby will also be filled.”

Haigh also disclosed that some residents in St Joseph should get some relief today now that the borehole at Sweetvale had been commissioned.

“We do understand that some persons in St Joseph right now are getting some water. Today we [BWA] are going into the various districts to see who will be getting water and who is still out, “ she assured.


8 Responses to Relief on the way, says BWA

  1. Jada Jameson
    Jada Jameson October 23, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    I got a better chance winning the lottery than getting water running from my pipe. my sisters down the hill got water we in get a drop in ten days, Last Friday a tanker come but to filled a man tank, he pay Barbados water authority that’s why that tanker come, not because I called then four times, because he was paying then. Later that tanker return and give us water, couple hours ago another tanker shows up in our neighborhood praised god.

  2. Roger H
    Roger H October 23, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    still no water on the south coast at 5pm

  3. Ashawnta Delicia
    Ashawnta Delicia October 23, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Still waiting on it ….how it do we have to wait before it start flowing?

  4. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce October 24, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Better Walk Way, seems not to have a clue!

  5. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce October 24, 2016 at 7:36 am


  6. jrsmith October 24, 2016 at 11:17 am

    This is the biggest joke ever to play out, but this is Barbados and this wouldn’t happen any where else .. Bajans not having water but if you could afford a tanker turns up at your house. This is as if the (Mafia ah run tings), but if the mafia was running things we would be better off, as like the gangs how they are doing more in Trinidad than the politicians for the people…

    ,,,,,, (You politicians in Barbados have no shame ) ,,,,,, you are the most disgusting people ever to be in politics , no respect no pride in your country , no pride in you all selves , you all will sell your souls for a dollar.. The world is laughing at us …

    Thats why Barbados needs lots of government departments privatize, to save our country this must happen which ever government is holding what ever you choose to call it…

  7. Tony Waterman October 24, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    The BWA should have a Computerised Grid of the Islands Water mains.
    (1) Primary Mains 16″
    (2) Secondary feeds of the Primary, whatever size they are
    (3) Feeds to Houses/Businesses etc

    This way they would be able to have a History, Type of Main, wether cast Iron or Other, and the age (Approx) of the main.

    There should then be a System of Replacing Those Oldest mains in an orderly fashion, not seemingly helter Skelter as it seems to be happening now. what we NEED at the BWA is someone who Really Knows how to manage a Water system, not people because they have a Degree in something.
    PLEASE hire someone who went to a Community College, and had to do the work to get the Diplomw.Degree, who already have practical experience, and can go in the field and see that things are done properly.NO Bureaucrats please.

    What do you people out there think.???


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