More Community Water Tanks Being Donated

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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 …

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

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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

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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 Investigating Suspected Rendezvous Leak

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is advising the public that it is conducting an investigation into another suspected potable water main leak along Rendezvous Road, Christ Church. This water leak is visible from an underground utility duct scheme located in front of the Worthing Post Office. The BWA team will conduct emergency repairs as soon as the investigation is completed. …

BWA Working To Eliminate Odour

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is reassuring residents and businesses located near the Graeme Hall Swamp in Christ Church, that all efforts are being made to eliminate the odour emanating from the area. In a statement issued today, the BWA explained that the odour was as a result of stagnant water and blockages located on the southern side of the …

BWA Meeting To Discuss Restructuring

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The Chairman of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) Mrs. Leodean Worrell, met with employees of the Authority to discuss Government’s ongoing restructuring exercise earlier today. Joined by other members of the Board, Mrs. Worrell told the over 700 employees that they were mindful that the restructuring exercise must be done in consultation with the Union in compliance with the ERA, …

Renewable Energy Goals Can Benefit BWA

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) stands to benefit significantly from a reduction in operating costs, if Government’s target of 100 per cent renewable energy is reached by 2030, since it now spends about BDS$2.2 million per month in electricity costs. Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, made this disclosure, as he addressed the Barbados Association of Professional Engineers …