Power cut blamed for water outages

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) today said that due to last night’s island wide power outage several communities are now without water.

For several hours yesterday, much of the country was without electricity following an explosion at the Barbados Light & Power Company’s substation in Seawell, Christ Church.

As a result the BWA said today that “levels at some of the pumping stations and reservoirs are currently low and will take some time to replenish”.

It also said that tankers had been dispatched, with emergency services and schools being given first priority.

However, due to widespread outage, it warned that delays could be expected.

“The Barbados Water Authority thanks the public for its patience and understanding,” the statement added.

 

7 Responses to Power cut blamed for water outages

  1. Kwanza Malika Beckles
    Kwanza Malika Beckles January 9, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Amire Kirton

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  2. Carol T Hinds
    Carol T Hinds January 9, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Which i understand…but why the water is brown 3 hours after its restored?? Smdh

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  3. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor January 9, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Piece if d truth mixed in with lies…. I tell ya….

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  4. milli watt January 9, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    water was off………….did not notice

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  5. Roger Manning
    Roger Manning January 9, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Expensive building in the Pine, equals no back up generators. Nice!

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  6. Bradg January 9, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    I don’t understand why the BWA has no back-up power in case of power outages. This is crazy!!

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  7. F.A.Rudder January 10, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Buring the fifties and sixties the Barbados Waterworks Department operated deisel powered water pumps at its pumping stations and with that we never experienced water outages due to electrical line power loss .I do believe we should still carry deisel pumps at some of our critally dependant areas of distribution. they should only be used for standby purposes or an other facet is to have a solar powered fleet of pumps just for this temporary time period. Just on a point of thought.

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