Beach Closure Along South Coast Extended

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The public is advised that due to the severity of the inclement weather associated with Tropical Storm Kirk, it is necessary to extend the closure of the beaches from the entrance to St. Lawrence Gap to the entrance of the Richard Haynes Boardwalk at Accra Beach, Christ Church, to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2018. This is necessary to …

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 …

Discoloured Water Caused By Sargassum

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Sargassum seaweed along the south coast of the island today. (C.Pitt/BGIS) The Environmental Health Department of the Ministry of Health has identified Sargassum seaweed as the cause of discoloured water along the south coast. A video circulating on social media today showed the discoloured water at St. Lawrence Bay and some members of the public surmised that it was sewage …

Dye Tracing Test Results Delayed

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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 …

BWA Working On Second Injection Well

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The Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) Waste Water Division has commenced work on the second of three injection wells, which are to be used temporarily to facilitate the discharge of sewage underground so remedial work can be carried out on the breached sewer lines. Speaking with the Barbados Government Information Service this afternoon, at the South Coast Sewage Treatment Plant at …

Update On South Coast Sewage Overflows

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There has been a significant reduction in the sewage overflows along the south coast. Director of Engineering at the Barbados Water Authority, Charles Leslie, has said that the improvement in conditions is as a result of all pumps at the south coast sewerage plant now being functional. In an interview with the Barbados Government Information Service today, Mr. Leslie also noted …

BWA Begins Dye Testing Of First Injection Well

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The Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) Waste Water Division (WWD) has started dye testing on the first of four proposed injection wells, designed to allow the discharge of pre-treated sewage deep underground, so remedial work can be carried out on the south coast sewerage network. The dye testing, requested by environmental and health authorities, will determine if the well field, located …