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No job cuts in the pipeline

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

No job cuts in the pipeline

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EVEN THOUGH the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is actively seeking ways to cut costs while increasing revenue, chairman Dr Atlee Brathwaite says he believes job cuts are not an option at this time.
?“I cannot say if in the long run if we would have to do any cutbacks . . . [but] if we cut back too large, then we would not be able to provide service to the domestic and public service that we have . . .,” he said.
???“And you know when any one household is without water, what happens and we have to take that into consideration when we think about staff that we have.”
Brathwaite was speaking to the media after a church service at St Barnabas Anglican Church to start World Water Week activities.
He also said the BWA management was looking at ways to reduce the cost of pumping water.
???“At the moment, we heavily rely on energy coming from [Barbados] Light & Power and it is a bit expensive. We have embarked on activities that will reduce that . . .
“So we are looking at solar heaters and machinery that has less demand in terms of energy and we need certainly to reduce the cost of pumping water in Barbados,” Brathwaite explained.
“We need to reduce [the consumers’] bill and we can only do that by reducing the cost of pumping water.” (LW)