Public Service Announcement re -16-inch burst main at Mount Standfast, St James
The Barbados Water Authority wishes to inform the public that it is today Thursday, July 30 carrying out repairs to a 16-inch main at Mount Standfast in St James.
The main burst yesterday Wednesday and repair was completed during the night but it has ruptured again this morning.
Crews are currently working to have the problem rectified. Customers in parts of St. Michael and St. James may experience low water pressure or outages while this emergency work is being conducted.
Pumping from the Ionics Desalination Plant and the Pump Station at Trents has had to be stopped temporarily to allow the repair work on this large-sized main to be completed. The stoppage has in turn caused the facilities at Lancaster and Apes Hill to suffer low levels and presently be functioning at a reduced capacity.
The Authority will keep customers updated throughout the day on the progress of the repair.
Personnel are also today investigating reports of suspected bursts in the areas of Hinds Hill and St. Stephen’s in St. Michael.
The BWA apologizes for the inconvenience these disruptions in service may cause.
July 30, 2020