Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Some areas left without water after power outages overnight

Some persons have found themselves without water after Barbados Light and Power Company Ltd outages at several of Pumping Stations overnight, the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has revealed.

Pumping from the facilities was ceased temporarily and although operations had resumed at all locations by this morning, this stoppage has impacted customers in some districts.

The Apes Hill facility cannot operate at present due to low reservoir levels.

In a release, BWA said "normal supply would have been restored to most districts but some customers located at higher elevations may this morning be experiencing low water pressure or outages. Please note that it may take some time for the water pressure in these areas to return to normal".

The statement added: "The Authority is also today reminding everyone that today June 1st marks the official start of the Hurricane Season. It is advisable to store water to assist yourself and your family at this time. The recommended amount to store for all your needs is five gallons per person per day.

"Water tankers will assist residents of any areas suffering an outage as a temporary measure."

The Authority apologized for any inconvenience caused by the service disruption.

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