Memories of an era long past came rushing back to residents of St Thomas today when they were forced to walk or drive to the village standpipes to fetch water.
When a team from Barbados TODAY visited Hopewell, St Thomas today several residents of that northern parish who had travelled from as far as Highland, St Thomas were waiting patiently in line to get a supply of the precious commodity from the village standpipe.
One resident of Highland, who asked not to be identified told Barbados TODAY he came to Hopewell because there was no water in his area.
Other residents who declined to comment or have their photographs taken continued to fill plastic containers of every size and shape from the lone standpipe.
Meanwhile over at Vault Road, St Thomas, residents were seen waiting patiently for the arrival of a water tender which was scheduled to visit the district while containers were neatly stacked at the entrances of their homes.
Thelma Walters complained that she has not had water since Wednesday and she has resorted to store water which can only be used for washing clothes.
Another resident, Noel Boyce, also complained that he has not had running water in his home for the past three days.