Thousands of gallons of water wasted

Member of Parliament for St Michael West Central James Paul is criticizing the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) over its slow response to a burst main in the Grazettes area.

Paul told Barbados TODAY that the water started gushing out around 12:30 last night and he was alerted to the situation about 6 this morning.

He said residents tried desperately between last night and this morning to reach the BWA but its emergency number was not working.

“What I’m concerned about is the fact that the Barbados Water Authority was slow in responding. I believe that there should be an emergency crew maintained that in the event that something like this happens that the water for the area is shut off,” Paul said.

“We have a situation where thousands of gallons of water was actually coming out from that burst main and flowing down into these areas . . . a lot of these areas have been affected as a result of this burst main.”

The MP is also concerned that the integrity of the roadway may have been compromised.

“It appears to me as if the road surface is being undermined and from what I could see here right now, because of the time that this occurred and the fact that water has been going on the road it means that some parts of this road seem to be unsafe,” Paul said.

“I would really like now MTW to please come and check and ensure that the road can be used by all traffic because it appears that as a result of the burst main that some parts of the road has been undermined and therefore I would not recommend driving any heavy vehicle on the road at this point in time,” he added.

18 Responses to Thousands of gallons of water wasted

  1. Carl Hunte
    Carl Hunte July 22, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Lack of emergency response capabilities is a form of mismanagement.

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  2. Sherry-ann Mayers
    Sherry-ann Mayers July 22, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    That ain’t the only thing BWA needs to deal with it new meters that giving people outrageous bills that them expected to be paid

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  3. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes July 22, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    All the time and everyday

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  4. Sherwin Patterson
    Sherwin Patterson July 22, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    A shift system with an emergency response unit.We are a water scarce country and the amount of wastage is rediculous.

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  5. Cindy Bunting
    Cindy Bunting July 22, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Where was Joy Ann Haigh. She talks a good job when she appears on TV.

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  6. Kimberly Simmonds Vaughn
    Kimberly Simmonds Vaughn July 22, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    who water bill that goining on?

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  7. Bells Mavis-Batson Hats
    Bells Mavis-Batson Hats July 22, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Then they want to charge tje old people yo make up.

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  8. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce July 22, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    #BlastedWasteAtime

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  9. Aquarius Rastress
    Aquarius Rastress July 22, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    This is a usual thing

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  10. Kelly-Ann Webster
    Kelly-Ann Webster July 22, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Needs to respond quicker to calls. Watch a burst run for 24hrs full blast

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  11. Milli Watt July 22, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    you can’t expect to UP DE TING and deal wid these mundane issues. wunnuh ungrateful though

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  12. Carl Hunte
    Carl Hunte July 22, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    People living in Northern or Southern hemisphere countries where there are extremes in temperatures are used to having emergency services on burst watermains or collapsed sewer systems attended to promptly in all kinds of weather, from the extremes of freezing cold during the winter to high temperatures during the summer, 24 hours a day. What is the excuse in Barbados where the average daily temperatures is 72 degrees F or 26 C year round?

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    • Belfast July 22, 2017 at 11:20 pm

      Wait you expect after building a 60 plus million palace Headquarters, in the Pine complete with Gym and all the amenities one would expect to find at the Hilton Hotel, or Dodds Prison, that these workers will be that keen to venture out into the Barbados broiling sun?

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  13. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade July 22, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Sherry ann mayers my ftiend get a bill for$700and there no leak she have is check cost her $200 is the dam meters

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  14. PATRICIA July 22, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    BRING OVER AD SAY DO NOT WASTE THE WATER PUT BWA IS WASTE THE WATER THESE PEOPLE NEED TO GET OFF THEIR LAZY TAIL AND GET THE MAIN FIT .BECAUSE KNOW ONE WASTE MORE WATER THAN BWA.

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  15. Belfast July 22, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Talking is one thing action is another. There is a leak in a Christ Church district for the last four months. Numerous calls have been made to the BWA without any response.

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  16. Louis Swann
    Louis Swann July 23, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Boss you got de same boss as de BWA, make a phone call

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  17. Sheron Inniss July 23, 2017 at 8:34 am

    You do not get through when you call the emergency number. It has been like that since the new building went up. You usually have to call one of the call-in programmes and tell the whole world how sensible we are in Barbados.

    A water scarce country and so much wastage, no proper maintenance program and customers having to pay for air but a few of the problems up there. Makes me go eh eh.

    Lord forgive me but some of them should let some efficient people get employment.

    …..This is my time for burning. Peter keep the fire blazing. Hot, hot, hot

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