The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has begun advising residents and/business owners in St. Lucy and parts of St. Peter, of the work it is undertaking to improve the water supply and water quality in the parishes.
Please see the following for your information and knowledge.
Most of the water which St. Lucy and some St. Peter residents receive at the tap comes from the Alleynedale well. The BWA will be undertaking extensive maintenance of the Alleynedale well. This is expected to take place over a period of about four (4) weeks. The work will involve divers who will enter the well to carry out their duties between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday. The well will be taken out of supply before the divers enter and will be sanitized before being put back into service each evening by around 6:00 p.m.
Most of the mains in the parish are also aged and have adversely affected both the supply and quality of water to our valued customers. The Authority is also therefore, undertaking extensive mains replacement work across the parish.
The BWA has committed to put measures in place to improve the situation for its customers. These measures include:
In keeping with this commitment, the number of community tanks within the parish has been increased to forty-five (45). These tanks have been deployed at locations where they can serve the residents of areas that were hardest hit with continuous water outages.
The Authority’s water tanker teams will continue to assist residents. They will also be refilling the community tanks between 7.00 a.m. and11.00 p.m. each day for the duration of the maintenance work in the Alleynedale well. The tankers will play the BWA jingle when they are in service within a neighbourhood.
Schools in the area will have two water tanker visits daily to ensure that tanks remain topped up.
Plans are also being rolled out to make personal tanks available to the vulnerable customers in St. Lucy and St. Peter.
In addition to these actions, the BWA is also working on a series of corrective measures, which will take a longer period of time and will involve:
- An extensive mains replacement programme, not only in the parishes of St. Lucy and St. Peter, but right across Barbados.
- The installation of packaged Desalination Plants at Colleton and The Hope. These plants will put additional water into the system that supplies St. Lucy and parts of St. Peter.
Persons who have any queries or need to make a report of issues within the parishes, will be invited to call or send an email for assistance. (ENDS)
March 11, 2022