Upgrade soon for BWAA hydrological study is coming next year. (FP)
By Carlos Atwell | Fri, March 23, 2012 - 12:08 AM
Discoloured water from the Bowmanston pumping station should become a thing of the past once a hydrological study is done next year.
That study will be one facet of the 2011 to 2016 US$50 million Inter-American Development Bank project, entitled the Water and Sanitation System Upgrade Project, which will also include a mains replacement programme; an island-wide water meter-replacement programme; a computer system overhaul; a wastewater upgrade and reuse plan and more.
Lawrence Cumberbatch, project manager of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA)-IDB project said yesterday: “When the rain falls at Bowmanston, we have to shut down the station because of the turbidity [cloudiness] of the water. The first thing we are going to do is look at it in a comprehensive way; look at what the solutions are.”
Cumberbatch spoke to the media during BWA’s fun day at the Bridgefield playing field, St Thomas.
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