Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Water being restored after power outages

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As electricity is restored to thousands of affected households and businesses across Barbados, water is also flowing through the taps again.

In a release tonight, the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) told customers its pumping stations were systematically being put back on line in conjunction with the restoration of power across the island.

Approximately 60 per cent of the station are back in operation and those “not in operation at present are dependent on reservoir levels returning to a positive state”.

Marketing Officer Yvette Harris-Griffith further explained that “for some districts this process may not result in water in the taps until Tuesday, as water levels have to build up in the distribution network”.

“All of the Authority’s water tankers have been deployed to assist customers in the interim and remain in the field for extended hours,” Harris-Griffith added. “We ask our customers to be patient as the demand for the tanker service is extremely high.”

On Sunday, BWA said its stations were affected by power outages.

Today, there was an islandwide power outage and the Barbados Light & Power Company has been working to restore full service to the island. (PR/SAT)

 

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