The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) wishes to inform the public that due to Barbados Light and Power Company Ltd (BLPC) outages at several of its pumping stations during the night, pumping from the facilities was ceased temporarily.
By this morning, Monday, June 1, pumping resumed at all locations, however, this stoppage has impacted customers in some districts.
The Apes Hill facility cannot operate at present due to low reservoir levels. While our other twelve (12) stations are currently back online, customers shall this morning and into the early afternoon be experiencing low water pressure or outages.
Please note that it takes time for the water pressure to build and for normal supply to be restored.
The Authority is also reminding everyone that today June 1 marks the official start of the Hurricane Season.
You are therefore reminded that you must commence the storage of water to assist yourself and your family at this time. As usual, we reiterate five gallons per person, per day, per household for a minimum of five days or as much as your household requires.
The Water Authority’s reduced fleet of water tankers from 11 to seven shall continue to assist residents of any areas suffering an outage as a temporary measure. Please be guided accordingly. (PR)