Ivy main bursts
HUNDREDS OF HOUSEHOLDS in St Michael and Christ Church, as well as some hotels along the South Coast, may have no water or experience low pressure following the rupture of a 20-inch water main in Rogers Road, The Ivy, St Michael, yesterday evening.
Districts affected in St Michael included Government Hill, Halls Road, Belleville, Belmont Road, Brittons Hill and parts of Bridgetown up to Roebuck Street. Areas in Christ Church hardest hit included Rockley and residences and businesses along Highway 7, while the Grand View and Brittons Hill reservoirs were particularly affected.
Barbados Water Authority (BWA) communications specialist Joy-Ann Haigh said a crew was on site and would remain there until the job was completed.
Quizzed on whether the broken main would affect supplies to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), Haigh said all measures were being taken to ensure the QEH would have no water problems, and if it did, water tanks would service it. (SP)