BWA WORKING DILIGENTLY TO RESTORE WATER IN ST. JOSEPH
The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is assuring its valued customers in the St. Joseph districts currently suffering water outages that it is working diligently to address the issue.
The problem has resulted from the Golden Ridge and Castle Grant Reservoirs which feed these areas becoming empty. While it will take some time for these reservoirs to retain adequate water levels to allow pumping to resume, the BWA will assist the affected areas via water tanker in the interim.
Water levels in these reservoirs can be impacted by three things, pump failure, a loss of electricity supply or the unavailability of water to feed into them. Plans are currently well under way to address these particular issues and should be in place by March of 2019.
However, this underlines the need, all the more, for the Authority to replace the tanks in the various communities and in this regard, work to complete the tank project is progressing rapidly. Staff worked through the last two nights to finish the bases on which the tanks donated by corporate Barbados will be placed. The Authority assures the residents that the tanks will be installed as soon as possible.
The BWA takes this opportunity to sincerely thank its valued customers for their patience as we push to meet the deadlines for all upgrades within the Castle Grant system while we also work swiftly to install the community tanks as well.
BWA Marketing/Communications Department
December 16, 2018