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TALK BACK: Another turn of the screw for Eastern parishes


SHERRYLYN TOPPIN, [email protected]

TALK BACK: Another turn of the screw for Eastern parishes

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AN ANNOUNCEMENT by the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) that the eastern parishes would experience low water pressure and outages tomorrow has provoked an outcry about poor service.

The replacement of mains along Benn Spring, St John to Mount Pleasant, St Philip, means there will be a partial shutdown of the Springs main between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. tomorrow.

Residents of St John, St Joseph and St Andrew say low water pressure and outages are the norm in some areas but the BWA has been tardy in sending a truck to relieve homeowners.

Here are their views:

Cassandra Gittens: All of those parishes should go and boycott in front of the office because that is crazy. Every day so, and I bet if you don’t pay the bill, they will want to shut it off. If that was me I was not paying for anything I did not receive. Bajans need to start fighting for their rights.

Glenn Damon Clarke: Low water pressure? In Joseph the water is off over half of the week.

Akil Brathwaite: Last week and the week before that the water was off every single day where I live in St Joseph.

Tiffertz Pudd: I hope this ain’t applying to people in St Thomas. Know y’all love to leave our taps dry especially in Bagatelle/Redmans Village.

Mya Griffith: I [am] annoyed. We here in St Andrew have had low water pressure and at most times no water for the past two, nearly three weeks already. So I can conclude that my water shall be off completely this time it seems.

Dwayne Clarke: For the past 20 years there was low water pressure/ limited water in St Joseph, St Andrew and St John. Hopefully it improves after all this work.

Ellehc Senoj: All the time so, pipe-laying or no pipe-laying, the water always off in these areas, especially St Joseph.

Julianne Husbands: Only Tuesday? Almost every day.

Carisma Amor: From Mother’s Day this was happening and wanna don’t have the decency to send a truck. A whole day people going without water, but wanna does be quick to lock off people water when them ain’t pay.

Ren: Am I to assume that this time it will be low water pressure rather than the usual no water at all?!?! Give me a break!

Erica Murray: As a little girl we had water problems all cross the island. [In] 2015 one would think with all the modern technology, every part of the island would be flourishing with water.

Sherrylyn Toppin is The Nation’s Online Editor.

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