Senior non-revenue technician Kenrick Rogers removing a hose from a standpipe in Mount Gay Tenantry Road, St Lucy. (Picture by Lennox Devonish.)
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Standpipes have become a financial strain on the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), with Barbadians abusing them for personal gain.
As a result, catching water from them could soon be restricted, according to the BWA’s senior non-revenue water technician Kenrick Rogers.
He told THE NATION that the BWA was losing thousands of dollars every month and pumping unnecessary gallons of water to certain districts.
Rogers announced the state agency was undertaking a special programme to meter all standpipes, after which an initiative would see it earning money for water distributed from these outlets. (SB)
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