BWA: water safe
SOME BARBADIANS were awash with panic yesterday as a post circulating on social media linked the deaths of people who had collapsed “to lead in their body allegedly from the new water meters”.
“Rumour has it that all the people that had been dropping dead lately had lead in their body allegedly . . . from the new water meters,” the person wrote, referring to the new smart meters being installed islandwide by the Barbados Water Authority (BWA).
The post went on to say that the meters had been rejected in Canada and that boiling and filtering the water “does not solve the problem”.
However, communications specialist at the BWA, Joy-Ann Haigh, who is on vacation, responded swiftly to the allegations yesterday, calling them untrue. (MB)