Ministry Closer To Discovering The Problem

Sheena Forde Top Stories

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

Sheena Forde Top Stories

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

Sheena Forde Ministry News

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

bgis Ministry News

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

Sheena Forde Top Stories

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. …

South Coast Property Inspections On June 15

bgis Top Stories

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

Joy Springer banner, Top Stories

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

Nya Phillips Top Stories

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

Nya Phillips Top Stories

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

Nya Phillips Top Stories

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 …