A vicious rumour!
That’s how the Barbados Water Authority has responded to a message making rounds on social media charging that the island’s water supply is unsafe.
The message claims there is lead in the water and this is partly responsible for the recent sudden deaths of a number of citizens.
Corporate Communications Specialist of the Barbados Water Authority Joy Ann Haigh told Barbados TODAY this morning the reports were nothing more than a rumour and the Authority would be issuing a full statement shortly.
“The Barbados Water Authority is currently addressing a very malicious rumour that circulated on social media, I think Facebook from yesterday, and we, together with the Environmental Protection Department, the Ministry of Health, the meter manufacturers, will be seeking to put this matter to bed.
“It is a vicious rumour, it is not true, and we will be coming to the public shortly and bringing our scientific proof so the public will know the water metres are safe and our water quality is extremely safe and that we meet and continue to meet the standard of the World Health Organization,” Haigh said.