Two days after the announcement of a new tanking schedule by the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), Corporate Communications Specialist Joy-Ann Haigh today reported that residents were pleased with the service.
However, she warned that residents should expect some delays as the BWA attempts to supply water to all those in immediate need within the drought-stricken parishes of St John and St Joseph.
“Bear in mind that there are going to be delays so we do expect that the comfort level will probably not be where we want it for the residents … but we are trying our best to improve it by scheduling the time,” Haigh told Barbados TODAY in a telephone interview.
Yesterday some residents complained that they were still without water, despite the BWA’s announcement that relief was on the way. However, Haigh assured that those residents who had reported that their districts were still without water, would also be included in the new endeavour.
“The roads that the residents said that they weren’t seeing them [the tankers], we’re paying some special attention to the roads that are not getting service,” she said.
Five tanks, including the super tank, are expected to bring some relief to the affected areas.
The BWA said the community tanks will be accessed from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. and personal tanks until 10 p.m.
When Barbados TODAY contacted the BWA this afternoon, the trucks were heading towards the severely affected areas of St John, St Joseph and St Andrew.
Haigh stated that the authority’s imminent focus was to solve the current crisis.
“We’re just concentrating and focusing now on the solution and the interim measure – that is our focus,” she said. (KK)