The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) wishes to update the public that the issues being experienced at Ionics Desalination Plant continue today Wednesday May 4th and so the Authority has increased production from the Belle Pumping Station to assists neighbouring distribution systems.

However, this effort will not completely make up the deficit created by the Desalination Plant being offline, so customers in the Lodge Hill to Shop Hill and the Castle Grant systems including residents along the West Coast and in parts of St. James, St. Thomas, St. Andrew, and St. Joseph will continue to experience water outages.

Additionally today Wednesday, customers at the higher elevations in the Grandview system have started to be impacted as well. These now include areas of Belleville and other surrounding districts in St. Michael.

The Authority will continue to assist all affected residents via water tanker in the interim.

The BWA will continue to update the public as the situation progresses.    (ENDS)