Prohibition starts today


THE WATER prohibition begins today and Barbadians are being urged to keep an eye out for infractions.

Minister of Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams, while saying he did not want to have to resort to “draconian” policing measures, stressed it was vital people did not waste water.

“We hope it doesn’t come to that. Barbadians know the situation we are in and you have to do what is right. This is no time to be selfish; we are in the middle of a drought. Even if the rains came now it would be months before that water hits the aquifers. So we are looking at a rough time going forward and we need Barbadians to work together so the water we do have is available to all.

“The reality is in these situations people report [infractions] and we would then carry out investigations. I’m asking the public, if you see your neighbour or anybody blatantly breaching the law, then let us know because the water they are wasting may be water that was meant for you or to help someone who needed it,” he said.

The minister was speaking to the  NATION yesterday after the relaunch of the Gibbons Terrace Stage 1 neighbourhood watch in Christ Church. He urged Barbadians to not only report those who were in breach of the prohibition but also report burst pipes as this was where most of Barbados’ water wastage was happening.


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