Heir Jordan

BLP St Peter candidate pleads for improved water service

The people of Boscobel, St Peter need relief from the bitter water woes they have been experiencing for months and they need better service from the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate for St Peter Colin Jordan has said.

Speaking to the media yesterday after a presentation ceremony at Boscobel Primary School during which students were presented with tablets, Jordan complained that residents living in what is referred to as the Greater Boscobel areas had been experiencing water shortages for many months.

In fact, the BLP caretaker said that the problem has worsened to the point where some residents no longer bother to complain or express frustration.

He said while the BWA has asked residents in problematic areas to store water, the taps are frequently dry for
several days.

Jordan added that many residents also complain that the water tankers visit when most people are at work and, therefore, unable to take advantage of it.   

“In other situations, sometimes the trucks, they told me, come as far as Gays [Village] and never get into Boscobel. And so persons have had to drive their cars to standpipes far away, just to get water,” he said.

The heir apparent to Member of Parliament for the area Owen Arthur stressed that this ongoing issue, like in other parts of the island, has been affecting the residents’ way of life.

“It is really inconveniencing a lot of people. People aren’t able to get to work sometimes, or even get to work on time. Children getting to school late, sometimes children not being able to go to school.

“In our world, going out to work and to school, we need a better service. We know there are issues with the pipeline but if you are going to be sending trucks, then the residents need to have an idea of when the trucks are going to come. If you want people to have access to water, then you are going to have to come when people are at home from work,” he said.

3 Responses to Heir Jordan

  1. jrsmith October 1, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    As I said before ,blame the politicians, past and present, no logical planning, no continuous upgraded of infrastructure, they have done nothing as to safe guard the sugar cane industry, failed, the rum making just hanging in there, fail, the water , fail, the transport system , fail, next we would be suffering power cuts, that’s not far behind. look at the roads,
    Just our taxpayers paying for people who voters think because they cast a vote, not realizing that is just securing they jobs and wages , for a five year term, and all us bajans can do is like it or lump it.paying for failure,

  2. Ms. Bemused October 1, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    This is totally ridiculous. We are being treated like 3rd class citizens over here, and are still being billed every month. The funny thing about it is that it has gotten better over the last few years now instead of the water being off for two months at a time it is off for 3-4 weeks. This is two weeks now without water and the rational behind it makes no sense. No maintenance going on but it’s that the reservoirs are low. Still if you check with the MET office we have had the most rainfall recorded in Barbados this year in the far north and east(St. Lucy, St Peter, St. Andrew, St. Joseph). But the customers on the south and west coast have flowing water. This elitist mentality in Barbados has to stop. We should not be dealt nasty blows because of the Parish in which we reside. I pay all my taxes and on time, but can’t get a drop of water or my income tax. #canIgetashowerplease

  3. jrsmith October 2, 2015 at 9:57 am

    @,Hal, A hail, hail, your first paragraph on the button, but, the BWA is laying lots of pipelines, but if you are running a hundred miles of pipeline and only have 10 gallons of stored water, you are still sitting at the same cross roads.

    There is so much new technology to find water, to pump water, to store water, as like the tank at Fort George , that must be the best thinking ever find water and improve on what you have, all the management seems to be doing is just totting figures to make them selves look impressive , while bajans have no water to cook a meal., simple basic logic.

    Our problems in Barbados ,the lack of proper technical management.


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