Some local taps may have been dry recently but many homes still had access to water.
This was as a result to the installation of water tanks which, Manager of Century Eslon, Peirson Springer, said were on the increase.
Speaking to Barbados TODAY via telephone, he said that sales within the past four weeks had spiked at the company. He stated he believed this was as a result of water outages recently in certain areas.
Springer said areas such as Friendship Green Hill, Cave Hill, Lodge Hill and Eden Lodgein St. Michael and areas of St. Joseph and St. Andrew seemed to be the† most vulnerable as many of their new customers came from these parts.
The company offers 400, 600 and 1,000 gallons tanks and was expected to soon introduce 2,000-gallons variety, which would be imported from Trinidad and Tobago. He noted that both households and business places were expressing interest in installing water tanks.
Springer also noted that usually one would get a spike in sales around this time, but he was of the opinion that more people were gravitating to their tanks because the material they were made of was FDA approved for as storage containers for drinking water.
The manager said that water tanks were a good investment not only during the dry season, but year round, and he highly recommended that all property owners invest in one. (KC)