Systems Recovering Gradually
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has been monitoring the water supply into the areas fed from the Castle Grant Reservoir and wishes to advise that some customers may still today Sunday, August 2nd experience issues with low pressure and intermittent water supply.
Two consecutive bursts on the 16-inch main which takes water from the Ionics Desalination Plant along the West Coast to the connected stations of Trents, Lancaster and Apes Hill were complicated by technical issues at the Plant when it was restarted.
While the mains were successfully repaired and at present, water is flowing at normal pressure in the network, it will take some time for the connected systems to recover fully.
Therefore, customers in parts of St. Joseph, St. Andrew and St. Thomas may continue to experience low pressure and water outages.
The Authority has been doing its best to supply these districts via water tanker and community tank in the interim.
The BWA sincerely thanks its customers for their patience and understanding as it resolutely addresses this matter.
August 2, 2020