Thursday 22 August, 2019

BWA going after delinquent customers

(File Photo)

(File Photo)

Pay up or face disconnection. 

This is the stern warning from Chairman of The Barbados Water Authority (BWA), Leodeane Worrell.

Speaking to media on Friday following a press conference hosted by Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams, where he updated media on the South Coast Sewage Project, Worrell said some people are coming forward to pay while others have blatantly refused.

“Since our last meeting we made it clear that the Barbados Water Authority has the right to cut off the water of people who are in arrears and the non- payment of the entire bill constitutes arrears.

So we have started to implement a concerted effort to and as a result of that quite a number of people have entered into arrangements with the Barbados Water Authority to clear their arrears,” Worrell said.

She lauded domestic customers who, she said, are coming into the BWA and making payments and also arrangements to pay.

While noting that some corporate clients are doing likewise, she contends that many are blatantly not making any effort to honor their commitment to pay their bill.

“The Barbados Water Authority of today is very different to the one before. If you owe, you pay; if you don’t pay then we cut you off. To those corporate entities that have chosen for one reason or another not to pay then I say them ‘look out, we are coming,” she declared.

She further disclosed that they have already disconnected a number of corporate customers.

 

 

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