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The Barbados Water Authority


The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is the entity in Barbados charged with supplying the island with potable water as well as the provision of wastewater treatment and disposal services to the sewered areas of Bridgetown and the South Coast. 

What We Do

Provision of Potable Water

The  Authority is the statutory body responsible for supplying the island of Barbados with potable water.

Wastewater Treatment

We provide wastewater treatment and disposal services to the sewered areas of Bridgetown and the South Coast.

Protection of water resources

The Authority is responsible for the monitoring, assessment, control and protection of the island’s water resources.


FTC Standards of Service

 (246) 434-4292

Mon-Sun: 8:30 am to 12 Midnight
(Inclusive of Weekends and Bank Holidays)

Water Wednesdays

Water Wednesdays is a production of the Barbados Water Authority created to provide the Authority with a forum to inform and educate the public via a series of television features highlighting: general water and wastewater matters of interest; works being undertaken by the BWA that will benefit or affect customers; emergency or crisis water or wastewater situations or any other water related topics of public interest.

Visit the Water Wednesday’s youtube Channel

Water Conservation Tips

There are many ways in which you can save water, benefiting our environment and also your pocket.

Collect rainwater to use on your plants and lawn, or to wash your car.

Save up to 125 litres of water by using a bucket instead of a hose when you wash your car.

Fix leaking taps – a dripping tap can waste more than 60 litres of water per week.

Don’t leave the tap running to clean dishes or vegetables, use a bowl of water instead.

Keep a jug of water in the fridge so there is no need to run the water until it gets cold.

Fully load your washing machine as a full load uses less water than two half-loads.

Have a refreshing shower instead of a bath. This can save over 150 litres of water per week. But be careful – a power shower can use more water than a bath!

A running tap can use six litres of water per minute so turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.

Fill the kettle with only as much water as you need. 

Happening Now


The Barbados Water Authority advises residents and businesses in St. James that it will be conducting work in Porters between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24th.  As a result, customers located in Porters, Jamestown Park, Trents Tenantry and the...

BWA Continues Mains Replacement in St. Thomas

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) advises that work to replace the mains in Bridgefield, St. Thomas is still in ongoing. This phase of the works is scheduled to restart on Thursday, April 18th, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm and to continue over the next two weeks...


The Barbados Water Authority will be conducting urgent electrical upgrades at its facility in Golden Ridge, St. George on Thursday, April 18th, between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. As a result, residents and businesses at the highest elevation within the Castle Grant...

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Office Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30 am – 4:30pm

Mon-Fri: 8:30 am – 3:30pm


Call us :
Mon-Sun: 8:30 am to 12 Midnight
(Inclusive of Weekends and Bank Holidays)