Water should soon be back flowing through pipes in St John and St George.
The Barbados Water Authority issued an update tonight stating that reservoir levels have improved enough to allow pumping from its Bowmanston Station to resume this evening Saturday, February 29.
As a result, customers in the St. John and St. George districts who may earlier today have suffered lower than normal water pressure and/or water outages can expect their water supply to gradually return to normal.
The Authority is also this evening carrying out emergency repairs to a burst on a 16-inch main at Porters in St. James.
Water tankers will be dispatched to assist customers as a temporary measure.
Bowmanston pumping station off!
[Original story: 4.30 pm, Saturday, February 29, 2020]
The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has been forced to stop pumping from its Bowmanston Station.
In a press release, the Authority said that the shutoff is due to low levels today Saturday, February 29.
As a result of this disruption, customers in the following areas may experience lower than normal water pressure and/or water outages.
In St. John:
Cheshire, Eastmont, Small Hope, Moores Land, Carters, Gall Hill, Clifton Hall, Church View, Newcastle, Martins Bay, Zores Land, Pothouse, Glebe, Colleton, Cliff Cottage, Haynes Hill, Colleton Gardens, Coach Hill, Bath Land, Welch Village, Sargeant Street, Society, Massiah Street, Rose Gate, Guinea Land, Stewart Hill, Pool Land, Spooners, Wakefield Tenantry, Lemon Arbor, Cherry Grove, Four Roads, Sherbourne, Todds Tenantry, Macaroni Village, Henely and surrounding areas.
In St. George:
Golden Ridge Village, Ashbury, and surrounding districts.
Water tankers have been dispatched to assist residents of the affected areas as a temporary measure.
BWA advises that there may be delays in the tanker service due to heavy demand.
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