PRESS RELEASE – BWA Investigating Damaged Community Tanks
Date(s) - 09/01/2019 - 13/01/2019
BARBADOS WATER AUTHORITY
BWA Investigating Damaged Community Tanks
The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) today received reports of two (2) of its community tanks (one in St. Joseph and the other in St. John) having been seen lying on the ground. The tanks have been removed from the locations and investigations are being conducted into the circumstances that would have led to the tanks being found in this position.
A full assessment of the damage is being carried out as there is evidence of vandalism to both tanks. In the process, there was also approximately nine hundred and fifty (950) gallons of water lost per tank. The Authority notes that both of these tanks were next to two (2) Innotech tanks which were not damaged. The Authority will be engaging the services of the Royal Barbados Police Force to investigate the matter.
The BWA is determined to have these tanks replaced by close of business tomorrow Wednesday, so that our valued customers who rely on them will not be without access to the water for a prolonged period.
Barbados Water Authority remains committed to assisting its customers in all areas who may affected by intermittent outages via water tanker or community tank as a temporary measure.