Residents of Chapman Street, The City are concerned that despite their repeated reports to the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), a burst pipe in the neighbourhood has remained unrepaired for the past four weeks.
Although pointing out that the water was not rushing from the damaged pipe, they said the leaks were causing wastage of the precious resource.
“We calling Water Works all the time. We call them like twice per week and they keep saying they are coming, but nobody coming. They came once, bring a truck, ain’t bringing no jack hammer or no equipment and say they will come back and them ain’t come back since,” one resident lamented.
“They are working on getting water to the people in St John, but water here wasting in town. There are people who can’t get water and water here wasting. The burst pipe right before the meter so it wouldn’t affect residents. This water wasting is hurting the Barbados Water Authority pocket, not ours.”
Another resident said that as a matter of public interest, the water should not be allowed to go to waste any longer.
“Barbados is a water scarce country and the water just wasting away. We keep calling BWA, we call this person and that person and we really don’t know who else to call. This is a whole month that water leaking nonstop and nothing being done to stop it,” they said
Barbados TODAY’s efforts to contact officials at the BWA for a comment proved futile. (AH)