The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) advises residents of some St. George, Christ Church and St. Michael districts that its Newmarket station will be taken offline on Wednesday, May 27, between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm, to facilitate urgent electrical upgrades being conducted in conjunction with the Barbados Light & Power Company Ltd.
This station is one of the sources into the Hanson and Fort George distribution network and therefore customers in some of the following areas may be affected by low pressure or water outages while this critical work is under way.
In St. George, Turnpike, Carmichael, Constant, Dash Valley, Buttals, Buckley, Watts Village, Lower Greys, Ellerton and surrounding districts may be affected, as well as Frere Pilgrim, Edey Village, St David’s and surrounding areas in Christ Church. In St. Michael, Upton, Fort George, Sargeant’s Village, Bartlett’s Tenantry, Wildey, Clapham and surrounding districts may experience low water pressure or outages.
Once the work is completed, the system may take some time to fully recover. Residents are therefore advised to store an adequate supply of water to assist during the time their water supply is expected to be affected.
Water tankers will also service customers in the affected districts as a temporary measure. The Barbados Water Authority apologizes for the inconvenience this work may cause.