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Remember to store water: BWA

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) wishes to advise the public that as Tropical Storm Dorian approaches the island, it is important to store adequate supplies of water for yourself, your family and your pets. The recommended amount is five gallons per person per day for at least five days. Water must be stored in clean, […]


BWA experiencing pump failure at New Market pumping station

The Barbados Water Authority wishes to inform residents and businesses in parts of St George, St Michael and Christ Church that it is experiencing a pumping problem at its Newmarket facility, which is in turn expected to impact the Hanson and Fort George reservoirs. As a result customers in some districts may experience low pressure […]

Flash Flood Watch discontinued

The Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) has discontinued the Flash Flood Watch for the island effective 10:30 p.m. The BMS says the threat of flash-flooding associated with the passage of the tropical-wave has diminished. Thus, the Flash Flood Watch for Barbados has been discontinued.

BWA delivers water to QEH

Patients and staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) had to depend on water tankers deployed by the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) after a large main at Jemmott’s Lane collapsed. Distribution Manager Ovid Moore told Barbados TODAY the rupture occurred around 6:30 Sunday morning, prompting a massive response from the country’s lone water company. According […]

Weir: Ministry addressing concerns at Riverland

Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, is assuring farmers that his ministry is working assiduously to address the challenges with water being experienced by farmers at Riverland, St Philip. The assurance comes in light of a recent report in a section of the media which suggested otherwise.  Weir noted with regret that he […]

Relief coming for water-scarce St Thomas

In the next four to five weeks, residents of Redman’s Village, St Thomas can anticipate some relief to the water shortages affecting their community. Residents were given the assurance on Saturday by Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams  as he toured the district that has been plagued by water shortages. Abrahams disclosed that the […]

New water zoning and land use policy coming

Barbados is seeking to change and upgrade a 1964 water policy decision as it relates to water, ground water resources and zoning. Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, disclosed this on Thursday during the first post-cabinet press conference, at Government Headquarters, Bay Street, St Michael. Minister Abrahams said that based on the information […]


Water bills delayed for May

The Barbados Water Authority has advised that there has been a delay in the preparation of the water bills for the month of May. This delay is due to necessary upgrades which were made to the authority’s Customer Information System. As a result, customers may receive their bills after the payment due date, and are advised […]

Abrahams assures St Joseph relief is coming

Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams has given the assurance that relief is on its way for the residents of the water-scarce parish of St Joseph. On Saturday, Abrahams and officials from the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) toured the districts affected by water outages to listen to the complaints and suggestions of residents. […]

BWA and corporate Barbados unite to address community tanks issue

The race is on for the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) to replace several water tanks in various communities across the island. The project is well underway, and the BWA says all involved are committed to ensuring that the tanks are replaced, starting with the most vulnerable areas, as soon as possible. This is as a […]


UPP knocks BWA

The United Progressive Party (UPP) has criticized the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) for proceeding with its plan to disconnect the water supply of some Barbadians who failed to pay the Garbage and Sewage and Collection Tax (GCE). In a statement on Sunday, the UPP lamented that the country’s poor would be most affected while charging […]


BWA investigating suspected water main leak in Christ Church

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is advising the public that it is conducting an investigation into another suspected potable water main leak along Rendezvous Road, Christ Church. This water leak is visible from an underground utility duct scheme located in front of the Worthing Post Office, the BWA said. The BWA team will conduct emergency […]

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