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Water theft

Carlos Atwell

Water theft

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Illegal water connections are on the rise and are causing a big headache for the Barbados Water Authority (BWA).
In a telephone interview yesterday, acting general manager Charles Marville said: “The stealing of water is more and more prevalent and more frequent than ever before and we are on the lookout.
“There has been a definite increase in people making illegal connections resulting in a measurable loss of revenue for the BWA,” he added.
“People don’t have to resort to this. We were willing to work with our customers to settle arrears so they need not go to this length,” he said.
Marville said the practice was not isolated to residential areas as the BWA was recording violations among the commercial sector as well.