Monday, April 22, 2024

Low water pressure on Sunday

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Householders and businesses along Highway 1 and the Ronald Mapp Highway (2A) will be affected by water outages or low pressure between tomorrow and Monday, says the Barbados Water Authority (BWA).

In a statement yesterday, the authority explained this is as a result of scheduled maintenance at the Ionics Desalination Plant on Spring Garden, St Michael.

Management of the plant indicated to the BWA that the work will be conducted between 10 p.m. on Sunday and 8 p.m. on Monday.

Customers along Highway 1 between Black Rock in St Michael and Holetown in St James, as well as those residents along Highway 2A between Cave Hill and Bennetts, may be affected by water outages or low pressure while the work is being undertaken.

The BWA stated that it will be making adjustments to its distribution network to supplement the shortfall while the Ionics Desalination Plant is offline and will carry out maintenance at that location and at the Trents Pumping Station during the shutdown period.

Customers are advised to store water. However, the authority’s water tankers will also service people within the affected districts as a temporary measure. (SP/BGIS) 

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