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Water use prohibition in effect from March 1


Water use prohibition in effect from March 1

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THE BARBADOS WATER Authority has announced a prohibition on the use of water for certain purposes from March 1 to May 31, 2016.

The prohibition covers the irrigation or watering of gardens, lawns and grounds; filling or supplying tanks, pond, baths or swimming pools and washing roadways, pavements or vehicles by hose.

In a notice signed by acting general manager Dr John Mwansa, the BWA said it was exercising powers conferred by Section 14 (1) of the Barbados Water Authority (Water Services) Regulations, 1982.

The prohibition does not apply to dipping tanks for cattle, domestic baths not exceeding 120 litres in capacity or elevated reserve tanks not exceeding 800 litres in capacity and connected to household sewage or water supply systems.

The BWA noted that “while this prohibition is in effect, no person shall use or cause, or permit to be used for any prohibited purpose any water supplied by or obtained from the pipes of the Barbados Water Authority.”

The public was also advised that it is an offence to contravene this prohibition and individuals are any liable on summary conviction to a fine of $500 and in default of payment, to imprisonment for one month. (PR/NB)