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Water scarce in the north

CARLOS ATWELL, [email protected]

Water scarce in the north

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IT IS A bittersweet tale for those in the North of the island as the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is reporting mixed results concerning ending the water shortages in St Peter, St Joseph and St Lucy.

Acting general manager Dr John Mwansa said relief was on the way for those in Boscobel, St Peter, but St Joseph was still an ongoing headache for the statutory body.

“We had a problem at the Haymans pumping station which we have fixed yesterday [Tuesday] that will help residents in Boscobel. However, the water levels will still need time to come back up and I can’t give a definite answer as to how long that is going to take.

“In terms of St Joseph, we are still struggling and are experiencing problems at Bowmanston with a reduction in pumping but we are working on that issue,” he said. (CA)

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

Natasha Cumberbatch (left) and Shanika Morris gathering water from a pipe in Pie Corner. They both live in Boscobel but said this was the nearest source of clean water.