Friday 19 July, 2019

Ionics fix hindered by main breach, water outages expected

Yet again, in less than two weeks, residents in the same three parishes previously affected are once more facing low water pressure or complete outages as work on the Ionics Freshwater Desalination Plant continues.

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However, the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) informed the public that the work being carried out at the Ionics Freshwater Desalination Plant this evening (July 9) has unfortunately resulted in a rupture on an 18-inch main.

The breach has caused the plant to be taken offline in order for repairs to be carried out.

BWA has issued a press release stating that customers in the following areas may experience low pressure or water outages as a result.

The districts affected may include:
St. Thomas
Cane Garden, Arthur Seat, Welches Heights, Bagatelle Park, Bagatelle Gardens, Melrose, Redman’s Village, Kew Land, Edgehill, Welches Terrace, Padmore Village and surrounding areas.

St. James
Husbands, Clearview Heights, Meadowvale Heights, Crystal Heights, Hoyte’s Village, Hoyte’s Terrace, Oxnards, Wanstead, Holders Hill, West Terrace, Prior Park, Haynesville, Bamboo Ridge and surrounding districts.

St. Michael
Black Rock, St. Stephen’s Hill, Spooners Hill, Grazettes, Cave Hill, Well Gap, Rock Dundo, Lodge Hill, Clermont, University Drive, Warrens and surrounding areas.
 

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