Minister Gives South Coast Sewerage Update

Sheena Forde Top Stories

The 8-inch and 12-inch emergency outfall on the south coast have been commissioned and the gravity main has been repaired. Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, disclosed this today, while giving an update on the South Coast Sewerage Project, in the conference room of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA). He stated: “In short, we have achieved a state …

BWA Investigating Damaged Community Tanks

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is currently investigating damages to two of its community tanks. On Tuesday, January 8, the BWA received reports that two of its community tanks (one in St. Joseph and the other in St. John) have been seen lying on the ground. The tanks have been removed from the locations and investigations are being conducted into …

Construction Zone At Worthing Beach

Sheena Forde Top Stories

A construction zone has been established at Worthing Beach. The Ministry of Energy and Water Resources has advised businesses and beach goers in the area to exercise caution as the Barbados Water Authority continues to carry out work on the construction of the outfall off that beach. This phase of work began on Tuesday, January 8, and will continue into …

Requirements & Guidelines For Grease Traps

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The public is asked to note the requirements and guidelines for proper disposal of fats, oils and grease (FOGs). Grease traps, also known as grease interceptors are required to remove FOGs from the waste stream to prevent the sewer from clogging and reducing the harmful effect grease has on the bacterial and settling action of a primary sedimentation system. The …

BWA Rectifying Distribution Network Problems

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) continues to experience problems in various sections of its distribution network. Today, Monday, December 24, there were water outages in two parishes – St. Joseph and St. Thomas. And according to Marketing Officer, Yvette Harris-Griffith, “this problem arose because of low reservoir levels at the Castle Grant facility.  Castle Grant receives water from Apes Hill …

BWA Swabbing Exercise In St. Lucy

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The Barbados Water Authority has advised that it will be carrying out a swabbing exercise in St. Lucy, on Wednesday, December 19, between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The swabbing exercise on the 8-inch main, located between Crab Hill intersection and North Thumberland, St. Lucy, is part of the Authority’s action plan to address the ongoing problem of discoloured water …

More Community Water Tanks Being Donated

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

More individuals and businesses from the private sector have stepped forward to donate additional water tanks to the Barbados Water Authority (BWA). This time, representatives from Automotive Art, Jose y Jose, Project Recycle, Williams Industries, Preconco Limited and individuals like Sir Richard Cheltenham and Sir Charles Williams have either donated or pledged to donate community tanks. This follows the removal …

BWA Community Tanks To Be Reinstalled

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has advised that the community tanks will be reinstalled within a few days to service the affected areas. This announcement comes after the removal and/or disconnection and draining of the community tanks in some districts by Innotech Utilities Inc. The BWA has indicated that as a result of the support and tremendous sense of civic …

Worthing Beach Remains Closed

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Worthing Beach remains closed to the public. The closure includes those beaches from the entrance of St. Lawrence Gap to the zone at the bottom of Rendezvous Hill. This is to facilitate the ongoing repair work to the South Coast Sewage System, where wastewater has been entering the canals to the East of the Graeme Hall Swamp. To maintain the balance in …

Construction Of Emergency Marine Outfall

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Around the clock work has begun on the emergency temporary marine outfall off Worthing Beach. Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, in a press conference held at the Ministry’s office last Friday, revealed that the next step in addressing the south coast sewage issue was to construct a temporary outfall 1, 000 metres offshore from Worthing Beach, Christ Church. …