The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has advised that the Ionics Freshwater Desalination Plant is currently offline.
Over the past few days, residents in St. Thomas, St. James and St. Michael were affected by the plant being offline. Today another issue surfaced, which has unfortunately resulted in the plant being taken offline.
Work to correct the issue has begun; however, it will take some time for repairs to be completed, and pumping to resume. The authority is therefore informing customers that the water outages may continue.
Persons who have water at present are advised to store some more to assist them, should an outage occur.
Water tankers will continue to assist residents in the affected areas as a temporary measure. Residents are asked to note that there may be delays due to heavy demand.
The districts affected in St. Thomas may include: Cane Garden, Arthur Seat, Welches Heights, Bagatelle Park, Bagatelle Gardens, Melrose, Redman’s Village, Edgehill, Welches Terrace, Padmore Village and surrounding areas.
Those in St. James are: Husbands, Oxnards, Haynesville, Holders Hill, Prior Park, Thorpes, Apes Hill, Lower Mount Standfast, The Garden, Weston and surrounding districts.
St. Stephen’s, Grazettes, Cave Hill, University Drive, Wanstead, and surrounding areas in St. Michael are also likely to be affected.
The BWA apologizes for any inconvenience which may be caused.