Residents: Burst main a Zika health risk
IT’S BEEN ALMOST A YEAR that a burst main has been spewing hundreds of gallons of water on to properties and into the road at Lower Well Gap, Cave Hill, St Michael.
As fears about the mosquito-borne disease Zika increase, and with at least one child having been diagnosed with it, residents want the Barbados Water Authority to come and fix it as soon as possible.
They showed the DAILY NATION an open lot in between two houses that was flooded with pools of stagnant, mossy water filled with hundreds of mosquito larvae and tadpoles. The residents were also forced to place a toy truck in the road to prevent motorists from splashing patrons of a nearby small business. (HLE)
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