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Pumped up

Barry Alleyne

Pumped up

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ThE rushing sound of water in St Philip is about to bring smiles to the faces of thousands of water-scarce Barbadians already living in the country’s two largest parishes, or those wanting to live or start a business there.

Residents from St Philip and Christ Church now have additional access to between 3.5 and five million gallons of water per day, after Minister of Water Resource Management Dr David Estwick yesterday turned the switch to officially launch the St Philip Water Augmentation Project.

And residents of St Joseph and St John may also breathe a bit easier, as depending on immediate demand, water from the multimillion-dollar project will also be diverted to them in the coming days.

The augmentation project based at the Groves Wellfields and Pumping Station 200 yards from Six Roads, St Philip, is expected to seriously ease the pain of residents who have had dry taps on most days for the past three months as the country battles with the leanest dry season in a decade.

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