The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is continuing efforts to restore water to sections of St Joseph and St Thomas affected by outages today.
BWA Marketing Officer Yvette Harris-Griffith explained “this problem arose because of low reservoir levels at the Castle Grant facility. Castle Grant receives water from Apes Hill and Golden Ridge Reservoirs where the water levels are now too low to pump. BWA Engineers are working to adjust the feed into Golden Ridge by pumping some extra water from Sweet Vale”.
According to Harris-Griffith some St Philip and Christ Church districts also experienced low water pressure and outages today, as a result of a power outage, which affected the Hampton Pumping Station.
“While I am happy to report that all pumps at that facility are back online and water has started flowing back to the affected districts, there are still a few St Philip and Christ Church areas suffering low pressure or a water outage. We ask for your patience as it will take some time for levels at the Rising Sun Reservoir that feed these areas to return to normal,” she said.
The BWA said that a fleet of approximately nine water tankers and its super tanker has been deployed to assist customers in the interim, while outages persist.
The Authority is also receiving assistance from partners in both the public and private sector to carry out the tanker service.
Seale’s Trucking has come on board to help distribute water and the Barbados Defence Force is providing crews to help sustain the distribution of water by tanker. Members of the BWA team were also in the field today distributing buckets to assist customers.
Persons with queries or who wish to notify the BWA about any challenges should call 434-4292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.