Thursday, April 18, 2024

Leak link to fish kill


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A SUSPECTED SEWAGE LEAK on the South Coast was being linked yesterday to a fish kill in Graeme Hall Swamp, even as the management of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) remained silent.

This came after weeks of continuous complaints from residents and business operators on the South Coast where cloudy, foul-smelling water bubbled from sewer covers on to the surface of Highway 7 before filling drains and settling in vacant spots.

Yesterday, scores of dead fish started floating in a pond in Peronne Village at the edge of the swamp and some people in the area were expressing fears that humans could be impacted next.

When a NATION team visited the Rendezvous Hill, Christ Church site, maintenance men Wayne White and “Charlie” were scooping dead fish from the tainted pond. (AD)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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