The Barbados Water Authority has commenced the physical assessment of water meters at private homes across the island.
The assessment is being carried out in preparation for the replacement of 98,800 residential water meters and will replace the old meters which have been traditionally used for many years.
These new state of the art meters, referred to as non-moving parts meters, will measure accurate water usage and are also tamper proof, durable and efficient. This process precedes the execution of a procurement that forms part of the IADB-funded Water and Sanitation Upgrade Project, which is being executed by the Project Execution Unit of the BWA.
The project is charged with a wide mandate which also includes the management of the overall modernisation, improvement and upgrade of operations and infrastructure(s) at the BWA island-wide. The BWA obtained a $50 million loan from the IADB for the Water and Sanitation Upgrade Systems Upgrade Project.
This project will see a number of major initiatives including, but not limited to, the replacement of 49 kilometres of major transmission mains across the island as well.