BWA announces shut-down of the Belle pumping station

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is advising customers that there will be a shut-down ‎of the Belle Pumping Station in St Michael on Monday, February 27 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The shut-down is to facilitate urgent electrical upgrades and will impact residents and commercial ‎customers in parts of St Michael ‎and Christ Church.

The BWA said low water pressure and outages may occur in the City of Bridgetown, Belleville, Carrington Village, Belmont Road, Halls Road, Martindale’s Road, Constitution Road, Roebuck Street, The Bay Land, Clapham, Tichbourne, Chapel Gap, The Pine, Wildey, Waterford, Bush Hall, Spooner’s Hill, White Hall, Grazettes, Cave Hill, Codrington and the surrounding areas in St Michael.

In Christ Church, the South Coast from Hastings to Upper Carters Gap, St Matthias, Fort George Heights, Britton’s Hill, Marine Gardens, Rendezvous, Welches, Sargeant’s Village, Vauxhall, Sheraton and surrounding districts are likely to be affected.

The BWA said water tankers will be dispatched to assist essential services first and residents and businesses in these areas should store an adequate amount of water for the duration of the shut-down.

The BWA regrets any inconvenience to its customers.

17 Responses to BWA announces shut-down of the Belle pumping station

  1. Christopher Foster
    Christopher Foster February 26, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Thanks for the adequate notice!

  2. Shellyann Barrett
    Shellyann Barrett February 26, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Thanks for the notice

  3. Lloyd Lewis
    Lloyd Lewis February 26, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Thanks for the notice

  4. Darnley Jones February 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    You should work over night

  5. jrsmith February 26, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks for what,this is bad management and lack of good technology…
    This shows they have no real back up , no resiliency after all these years the same old rubbish……….. they all need sacking bring in some people from Canada to manage our water system………

    • Mark My Word February 27, 2017 at 5:11 am

      Better yet jrsmith can relocate to Canada end of story

    • Jennifer February 27, 2017 at 10:19 pm

      Once the BWA is privatize it will hopefully run well.

  6. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince February 26, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Are they using another pumping station, consolidation?

  7. Greengiant February 26, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Thanks for criticism jrsmith, you can instead migrate to Canada where at least you will get well managed water. is there anything here in our country that’s managed well or better than somewhere else?

    I once resided in the UK, before that in the Americas as an employee of a global organization from whom and where I expected operational efficiency. There were several cultural challenges within that affected the professional delivery of services meant to improve the lives of the masses. Here we have a different issue with the political interference, ineffective brothers and sisters in our civil service and more than anything else the lawyers who are constantly failing to give us judicial efficiency, but are constantly being elected by us to serve in parliament. The point again is if you can’t manage the legal system properly how can they manage the affairs of a country. So rather than constantly nick pick at these little cookies smithie we need to address the bigger picture and that is, the change in management style, as only this will bring us the level of competence and efficiency to make this a great developing nation like we once we’re. Solutions Barbados needed. Proper developmental medicine.

  8. Kevin Cave
    Kevin Cave February 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Here we go again.

  9. Ormond Mayers February 26, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Shame on the Barbados Water Authority who continues to operate in the dark age. It is time to act with a sense of maturity and stop the suffering , pain and inconvenience the BWA inflict on the citizens . There is no way that upgrade should impact on the public. The BWA should have systems in place as a back up when the normal supply is shut down. Certain mechanism need to be put in place to respond promptly and efficiently during the period of servicing equipment.

  10. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar February 26, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Shame and disgrace that the Barbados Water Authority in the modern age still operating in the dark age. I found it extremely amazing, the BWA does not have a back up during the period when the normal supply has to be shut down. When the BWA going to wake up and act with a sense of maturity and stop inflicting pain , suffering and inconvenience on the public? With the high water bills imposed on the public, the BWA should have adequate financing to put mechanism in place that responds to any normal disruption of the water supply and ensure a constant flow.

    • Mark My Word February 27, 2017 at 5:10 am

      @hunte OMG Omar, water tankers back up during the period when the normal supply has to be shut down.

  11. jrsmith February 27, 2017 at 6:31 am

    My statement means I should migrate to Canada, thousands of people in barbados always get in line to work in Canada..why because there are no jobs in barbados….
    You all firing shots at me, but read your own statements ..
    I am a black bajan , because of business I live between barbados and the UK , no need to queue to go to Canada…………….. I always say the only 2 places in the world I would live is ,my home Barbados and the (UK) ….
    All the non expensive technology in the (UK) ,which is deployed would help the people of Barbados making our lives a 100% better…………….

  12. kathy-Ann Clarke February 27, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Thanks for updating us, so we will know how to turn around in that time today.

  13. Anderson Jordan
    Anderson Jordan February 27, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Why the public is being treated this way all the time by the BWA always putting people in panic about a shut down caused some business to closed they doors early and then nothing happened this kind of thing make the government look really bad

  14. Anderson Jordan
    Anderson Jordan February 27, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    The replacement of the last month was the wrong one the one who is misleading the Government is still in office what a same


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