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Tanks helpful, ‘but a step backward’

Ricardo Leacock

Tanks helpful, ‘but a step backward’

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THERE HAS BEEN mixed reaction to the placement of potable water tanks by the Barbados Water Authority to ease the severe water problems being experienced by residents in St Joseph.

Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources Management David Estwick had promised last week that tanks would be placed in areas of water shortage and residents woke up Monday to four 12-foot potable water tanks at Sugar Hill, Horse Hill, Airy Hill and Lower Parks.

“We have been suffering for a while here in St Joseph and we are being sent back to the ‘old time days’ and that should not be. The tanker in the area would be good for some, but they still have to tread home with the water and also some persons will abuse it as well, by using the water to wash their cars,” said a resident who withheld his name.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.