Residents of #1 Charnocks, Christ Church say they have been appealing to the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) for nearly three months now to fix a burst pipe in the area.
However, much to their dismay they say those appeals have simply fallen on deaf ears.
Worried that it is also a growing health hazard, resident Keith Speed, who has been living in the area for the past six years, said he had also complained to the health authorities about the water waste which he said could eventually provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
“I guess they would come and fix it if they care,” said Speed, who is now at his wits end.
Another resident Gregory Lovell, who manages a garage from his home, also said he had contacted the BWA’s customer service department several times to no avail.
“The woman [customer service rep] tell me that the superintendent know already, so give them two days and that was three weeks ago,” he said before exclaiming: “That water was leaking so long!”
He also revealed that a BWA crew had visited the site on at least one occasion since the problem developed. However, he said there had been no follow up action since then.
“A truck came and looked at it and [the workers] said they are coming back, but they didn’t say when they are coming back,” he told Barbados TODAY.
Given the recent water shortages that have been plaguing residents, particularly in the north and east of the island and the slow response of the BWA the to leaking pipe in Charnocks, Lovell said, “They ain’t decent. They just ain’t decent”.
When contacted this evening the BWA’s Corporate Communications Specialist Joy Ann Haigh was on sick leave. However, she promised to have the matter investigated Friday.