South Coast Property Inspections On June 15

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) will be conducting inspections of residences and businesses along the south coast this Friday, June 15, to determine whether properties have the correct sewer connections and appropriately-sized grease traps. Disclosing that personnel have located “a number of illegal connections” during previous investigations, the BWA explained that the action was part of efforts to tackle the …

South Coast Sewage Issue Deemed A National Crisis

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Prime Minister Mia Mottley today deemed the continuing sewage problems on the south coast a national crisis and has ordered that a Cabinet Paper be prepared in time for tomorrow’s meeting of Cabinet outlining options to resolve the issue. After a tour of the area, accompanied by management of the Barbados Water Authority, Government officials and members of the Barbados …

BWA: Sewage Problem Worsened By Debris

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Head of the Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) Waste Water Division (WWD), Patricia Inniss, has given the assurance that crews are working assiduously to reduce the impact of sewage overflows affecting residents and businesses on the south coast. She was speaking at a wide-ranging press conference at the BWA’s headquarters in The Pine, St. Michael, yesterday. Acknowledging public concern, Ms. Inniss …

Injection Wells To Be Operational By Mid-Year

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It is anticipated that the injection wells to facilitate repairs to the compromised sewer lines within the south coast sewerage network should be completed and operational by the middle of this year. During an interview with the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS), Director of Engineering at the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), Charles Leslie, indicated that work was progressing smoothly and …

Dye Tracing Test Results Delayed

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is still awaiting the results of dye tracing testing conducted on the first injection well. Director of Engineering at the BWA, Charles Leslie, has explained that the samples left the island on Wednesday, March 7 for an overseas laboratory, but heavy snow conditions in parts of the United States delayed their arrival. This saw the …

BWA Working On Second Injection Well

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The Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) Waste Water Division has commenced work on the second of three injection wells, which are to be used temporarily to facilitate the discharge of sewage underground so remedial work can be carried out on the breached sewer lines. Speaking with the Barbados Government Information Service this afternoon, at the South Coast Sewage Treatment Plant at …

Update On South Coast Sewage Overflows

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There has been a significant reduction in the sewage overflows along the south coast. Director of Engineering at the Barbados Water Authority, Charles Leslie, has said that the improvement in conditions is as a result of all pumps at the south coast sewerage plant now being functional. In an interview with the Barbados Government Information Service today, Mr. Leslie also noted …

BWA Begins Dye Testing Of First Injection Well

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The Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) Waste Water Division (WWD) has started dye testing on the first of four proposed injection wells, designed to allow the discharge of pre-treated sewage deep underground, so remedial work can be carried out on the south coast sewerage network. The dye testing, requested by environmental and health authorities, will determine if the well field, located …

South Coast Under Ministry’s Watchful Eye

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As sections of the south coast continue to experience sewage spills, the Ministry of Health remains vigilant in its surveillance of the affected areas. According to Ministry officials, along with the current fogging exercises to combat the increase in the Culex mosquito, surveillance of food establishments to ensure proper hygiene practices remains in the forefront. Environmental health officers attached to …

BWA Update On Proposed Injection Wells

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The Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) Waste Water Division is making progress with the development of the proposed injection well field, one of the measures to alleviate the sewage issues on the south coast. This assurance came from the BWA’s Director of Engineering, Charles Leslie, during a site visit this morning to the south coast sewage plant in Harmony Hall, Christ …