Staffers from the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) will this Sunday, March 21, say "Thank You" to a number of retired staff members who are now shut-ins.
The members of staff will, from 3:00 p.m., visit some 25 retirees in their residences as well as in nursing homes around the island, and present them with food hampers in recognition of their contribution to the department.
At 3:00 p.m., the first presentation will be made to Inez Cummins, a former maid at the BWA, at her St. Barnabas, St. Michael home. ??Following this, between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m., the second presentation will be made to Eric Trotman, a retired plumber’s mate, now a resident at the De Rose Nursing Home, Charnocks, Christ Church.
Prior to this, BWA staff, management and well-wishers will join Minister of the Environment, Water Resources and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, in participating in an 8:00 a.m. church service at New Dimensions Ministries, Barbarees Hill, St. Michael.
The activities are part of week-long events being planned by the Authority to mark World Water Day which will be observed on Monday, March 22, under the theme: ???Clean Water for a Healthy World’. ??
On Monday, the BWA will provide a glimpse into its operations, when it hosts "BWA on Show" at the Bridgefield Playing Field, St.Thomas, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students of schools in the environs, as well as residents of the area will have the opportunity to see what goes into providing the island’s water supply, including various operations such as setting pipes and digging wells.
As part of its outreach programme that day, students, teachers and parents from the St. Lucy Primary School will be treated to a tour of the Bowmanston Pumping Station, St. John, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
??A representative of the BWA will also present a lecture on the topic: "The Management of our Water Supplies in time of Drought" at the National Library Service’s Independence Square Headquarters, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
An update of the week’s activities will be provided next week.