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Desalination plant on course

LEANNE TASHER, [email protected]

Desalination plant on course

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EFFORTS TO EASE water-starved residents in the north are on course, thanks to the recently-commissioned Hope, St Lucy desalination plant. 

That word came from acting engineering manager at the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) Stephen Lindo, who said that the brackish water desalination plant, which was commissioned in August to combat the effects of drought, has the capacity to add half a million gallons of water to the distribution system daily. As an example, he said that residents of Pie Corner, Crab Hill, parts of Boscobel, Josey Hill, Rock Hall and Lamberts in St Lucy have been benefiting from the increased water supply. 

“The results have been satisfactory. All the reservoirs in St Lucy have maintained good levels since that [plant] has been in operation,” he said. 

Lindo explained however, that persistently low rainfall levels could cause the system to work less effectively. (LT)

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