Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Zone 1 water shift


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THE BARBADOS Water Authority (BWA) has reclassified the Zone 1 water catchment areas which may allow for some squatters in areas such as The Belle, St Michael, to remain in their homes.

This was revealed by Minister of Agriculture and Water Resource Management Dr David Estwick, when he toured the new BWA headquarters under construction in the Pine, St Michael, yesterday.

But he warned that this would only occur with certain technologies in place and with the approval of the BWA and other agencies such as the Town and Country Planning Department.

During a briefing, he explained that Government was examining a new zoning policy that would re-establish a modern platform for protecting the groundwater and utilising surface water.

This, he added, would allow for the establishment of certain exclusion zones from which water was pumped. (MB)

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