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

Sheena Forde Top Stories

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. …

Insightful Natural Resources Tour

Sheena Forde Ministry News

Public and private sector persons were recently given the opportunity to gain an insight into the technical aspects related to extraction of some of the island’s natural resources. A tour, organized by the Natural Resources Department, exposed participants to the technical work and projects undertaken by the Ministry in the areas of natural resource and mineral extraction; environmental management and …

BWA’s Payment Centres Late Opening

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The Barbados Water Authority’s payment centres at The Pine, St. Michael, and Probyn Street, Bridgetown, will open at 1:00 p.m. on, Wednesday, November 28. This is to facilitate the hosting of a staff meeting. Customers are reminded that water bills may also be paid at the Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited, all Post Offices, the Barbados Public Workers Cooperative Credit Union …

Temporary Outfall At Worthing To Be Constructed

Sheena Forde Top Stories

After experiencing a setback while conducting repairs to the force main at the South Coast Sewerage Project, Government has decided to install a temporary outfall at Worthing, Christ Church. In addition, Cabinet has decided to seek funding to upgrade the Bridgetown Sewerage Treatment Plant from a secondary system to a tertiary system and to construct a new tertiary plant on …

GSC Levy Waiver Application Forms

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The Government of Barbados has set up a Relief Board with respect to the Garbage and Sewage Contribution (GSC) Levy. Householders or organizations who wish to apply to the Relief Board may collect Waiver Application Forms from the Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) Headquarters, The Pine, St. Michael and its Customer Service Centre, Probyn Street, Bridgetown. Persons may also collect forms …

Possible Low Pressure & Water Outages

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) advises the public that Ionics Freshwater Ltd., which contributes to the supply of a number of the Authority’s systems, will be offline to facilitate annual maintenance work. The work is scheduled to start on Sunday, November 18, at 8:00 p.m. and should be completed by Monday, November 19, at 10:00 p.m. This shutdown may result …

BWA Swabbing In St. Lucy & St. Peter

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has advised residents and businesses in parts of St. Lucy and St. Peter, who have been impacted by discoloured water, that its team commenced a swabbing programme on Wednesday, October 17, which forms part of the Authority’s action plan to address this ongoing problem. The first phase of the programme entailed the insertion of chlorine …