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Reported power outage leaves some without water

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Some residents of St Philip were plunged into darkness following a power outage early this morning.

Barbados Water Authority’s rapid response and communication manager Joy-Ann Haigh said as a result, some parts of St Philip and Christ Church were left without water.

“In the wee hours of this morning there was a power outage in the St Philip area and it impacted our Hampton pumping station. Our electricians have been working on getting their problem rectified. After power was restored we recognised that we had some challenges with our equipment,” she said during a telephone interview.

Haigh added that BWA engineers and electricians had been working all day to rectify the problem.

“All of the repairs have not been completed, and some water is coming back gradually. We’ve managed to restore some of the areas, but we’re still working toward completing the repairs, which will allow for everyone to get water. The station however works like this: you have to put it back up and running and pumping, but the reservoirs connected to that would need some time to be restored to normal in order for everyone to get. It is not immediate when you turn on the pumps; we do have to allow the reservoirs to be replenished,” she said.

Meanwhile, communications coordinator at the Barbados Light & Power, Jennifer Blackman, said that she had spoken to those in charge of the control room and there were no reports of power outages in St Philip. (RA)  

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