Burst pipe leaves residents without water

A group of residents of Spring Terrace, Enterprise, Christ Church are reporting they have been without water for the past five days due to a burst pipe  .

In an email sent to Barbados TODAY, the residents said they have contacted the Barbados Water Authority’s Customer Service but the matter has not yet been addressed.

The area where the pipe burst


“Despite several daily calls to the BWA’s Customer Service and a personal visit to their Bay Street office on Wednesday, we are still without water.  No water tank has been dispatched.

“This group of residents are not youngsters and have no transport so it is not possible to ‘go get water’. The nearest standpipe was locked off due to a personal dispute several years ago,” the email said.

The residents also said the water is still flowing in the area.

When contacted, the BWA’s communication specialist Joy-Ann Haigh told Barbados TODAY she was unaware of the situation however the matter will be investigated and a tanker will be deployed to the area immediately.

2 Responses to Burst pipe leaves residents without water

  1. Loretta Griffith November 19, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Imagine a report is alleged to have been made to the BWA and yet apparently no one informed the communication specialist. This smacks sabotage.
    If this is so, I hope who ever is doing this understands that the person you pass on the way up, you may very well meet on the down? STOP hurting the innocent.
    These people are made to suffer through no fault of their own. I hope that the caring spirit of which we have become accustomed and known for returns.
    Deal with politicians but not the ordinary consumers.

  2. F.A.Rudder November 21, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    We need to have an emergency response unit specially tooled and trained to respond to broken mains and domestic lines. Water is now the world’s most precious mineral. It’s about time our population get this idea into effect. The days of letting potable water flow to waste is gone people! Recycling by maximum filtration of coolant waters for industrial and automotive engines should be practiced.


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