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Water woes overflow at FTC meeting

LISA KING, [email protected]

Water woes overflow at FTC meeting

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THE LEVEL OF TRUST between Barbados Water Authority officials (BWA) and water-scarce St Joseph residents has hit rock bottom, if the sentiments expressed at a recent meeting is an indication.

Over 50 residents faced the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) recently to discuss standards applicable to the BWA for supplying water to them. But they wanted to find out when water would be flowing from their taps, something they have not had consistently for almost a year. 

Deborah Small told the FTC officials, who included chief executive officer Sandra Sealy, director of utility regulation Dr Marsha Atherley-Ikechi and water analyst Fiona Scantlebury, that they had “entered a waterless environment”. 

“The standards of service are important, but to me right now this is being insensitive,” Small said at the meeting held in the Grantley Adams Memorial School hall. (LK)

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