Barbados Water Authority (BWA) customers whose bills are in arrears, will soon receive colour-coded ones with printed warnings, as the authority prepares to alter its bill format through the introduction of two new types.

According to the BWA, the first new bill will resemble the regular one in colour, but when opened, the words "Disconnection Pending" will be visible in green.?? This bill will be issued to customers whose accounts have been in arrears for thirty (30) days. It will inform persons that all arrears should be settled as soon as possible to avoid these accounts being moved into the "Due for Disconnection" category.

The second bill will be a "red" one, which, when opened, will reveal the words "Due for Disconnection" written in red.?? It will also indicate to recipients that their water account is already due for disconnection and that all outstanding balances should be settled immediately to avoid this action.

Customers whose accounts are current will continue to receive the ???regular’ water bill without these printed warnings.

The BWA has advised that several payment options are still available for monthly customers, including: the BWA Customer Service Centre, Probyn Street; all branches of the Barbados National Bank; all Post Offices; the Barbados Public Workers Credit Union Ltd., Belmont Road & Broad Street and all SUREPAY outlets.

Bills may also be paid online via the Royal Bank of Canada, the Bank of Nova Scotia and First Caribbean International Bank. Customers paying at the Authority’s Customer Service Centre may also use debit or credit cards to settle their bills.

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