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BWA to carry on water rule

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

BWA to carry on water rule

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NO WATERING OF PLANTS or washing of cars will be permitted in Barbados until at least 2018, as the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) looks to continue its water restriction initiatives.

Director of engineering Charles Leslie disclosed that the BWA was recommending that the water ban, which was started last year and twice extended, be continued.

The main reason for the extension of this moratorium was the prediction of an average upcoming rainy season, which although welcome, would be insufficient to offset two years of drought.

“In 2015 and 2016 we had drought conditions in the region so our underground aquifers would have been affected by the lack of rainfall,” Leslie said during a telephone interview with the DAILY NATION. (AD)

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