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 …

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 …

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 …