Barbadians To Gain Insight Into BWA Operations Tomorrow

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Persons with queries about water bills, the metering process and even water conservation will have the opportunity to have these and other questions answered by competent Barbados Water Authority (BWA) officials.

The opportunity comes as the BWA stages an Open Day at its Grandview Reservoir in Government Hill, St. Michael, tomorrow, Wednesday, March 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

According to BWA officials, technical personnel from the agency will be on hand to address all customer queries, including those pertaining to building specifications at the site located next to the Springer Memorial Secondary School.

With Barbados still in Phase I – the Voluntary Stage- of the National Drought Management Plan, Project Manager (Capital Works), Charles Leslie, will also be on hand to give a presentation on ???Water Conservation’. This is aimed largely at reminding Barbadians of the importance of utilising conservation measures with regard to their water usage, at this critical juncture.

Later in the evening, Barbadians will have an opportunity to glean more insight into the practice of water conservation, when a panel discussion is staged at Solidarity House, St. Michael to discuss the topic: "Water Quality as a National Strategy to Address the Water Scarcity Challenge in Barbados". It gets underway at 7:00 p.m.

Moderator for the discussion will be Water Quality Technologist with the BWA, Alex Ifill, and panelists will include representatives from the Caribbean Policy Development Centre, the Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation, the Barbados Agricultural Society and the BWA.

The events form part of a week-long celebration to mark World Water Day, which was observed internationally on Monday, March 22.

cgaskin@barbados.gov.bb

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