Water Authority Swabbing In The North

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) wishes to advise residents and businesses in St. Lucy and St. Peter that it will be swabbing a 10 inch main between Barrows, St. Lucy, and the junction of Shermans and Colleton, St. Peter, on Tuesday, October 16, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The swabbing will continue on Wednesday, October 17, between 9:30 a.m. …

Water Storage During Hurricane Season

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is reminding the public that it is important to store an adequate supply of water during the hurricane season. The minimum recommended amount for drinking, food preparation and personal hygiene is five gallons per person, per day for at least five days. Additionally, water must be stored in clean, covered containers. Persons are encouraged to …

BWA Refutes Reports Of Staff Lay-Offs

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has denied that it has started to lay-off staff. A release from the BWA stated: “It has come to the attention of the Barbados Water Authority via media reports that we are sending home people/employees. Management wishes to categorically state that the process of any staff lay-offs is yet to begin.” It further explained that …

BWA: Water Tanks Temporarily Deactivated

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Residents in parts of St. Joseph, St. John and St. Andrew who are serviced by the Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) community tanks during water outages are advised that they have been deactivated for sanitisation purposes. This entails a 24-hour chlorination process of the tanks and forms part of the Authority’s mitigation plan for prolonged water outages that may occur this …

Water Storage During Hurricane Season

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has advised that it is important to store an adequate supply of water for each individual and pets during the hurricane season. The minimum recommended amount for drinking, food preparation and personal hygiene is five gallons per person, per day for at least five days. Additionally, water must be stored in clean, covered containers. The …

Ministry Closer To Discovering The Problem

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Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, believes that even though the South Coast Sewage issue is still a national crisis, assessments carried out by the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), other Government Departments as well as private consultants, within the past three months, have brought them closer to determining the problem. Speaking during a recent press conference, the Minister …

Minister Abrahams Heartened After Touring BWA Complex

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Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams is pleased about the work and social climate within the Barbados Water Authority. He made this known after a tour of BWA Headquarters at the Pine Commercial Estate, The Pine, last Friday. “During my tour of this expansive facility, I was heartened to note that staff here are like family, not only …

Staff At The BSTP Elated To Have Lunchroom Again

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Staff of the Bridgetown Sewerage Treatment Plant (BSTP) are delighted to have a lunchroom, once again. Last Friday, August 3, staff along with Minister responsible for Barbados Water Authority (BWA), Wilfred Abrahams as well as Chairman of the BWA Leodean Worrell, General Manager, Keithroy Halliday and other officials in the Ministry and BWA; came together to reopen the lunchroom which …

Traffic Diversions Expected On South Coast

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) will conduct a Condition Assessment of the sewer network along Worthing, Christ Church from tonight 10:00 p.m. Thursday, July 26 until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, July 27th.  As a result of the extensive investigation, which is critical to the resolution of the south coast sewage crisis, traffic diversions will occur. The public is therefore advised …

New Board At Barbados Water Authority

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The Barbados Water Authority has a new Board. The chairperson is Leodean Worrell, and her deputy is Philip Lewis. The other members are: Cheryl Senhouse, Andrew Dixon, Hugh Smith, Hutson Best, Lennox Chandler, the Chief Medical Officer or nominee, Chief Technical Officer Ministry of Transport, Works and Maintenance or nominee, and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Water Resources or nominee. …