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UPDATE: BWA working to control odour


UPDATE: BWA working to control odour

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The Wastewater Division (WWD) of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is urgently working to control a strong odour emanating from the Bridgetown Sewage Treatment Plant.

While BWA operators monitor septage from haulers offloading in the processing units of the plant, initial investigations suggest that a portion of a noxious substance may have been dumped at the plant on Saturday, February 10.

This substance knocked out the bacteria population integral to the wastewater treatment process. This has contributed to the strong scent coming from the plant which is being smelt in surrounding areas.

The WWD is assiduously working to replenish the bacteria population at the processing plant and bring the situation under control.

The BWA is reminding all haulers doing business with the Authority that they must adhere to the regulations guiding the proper dumping of waste at the plant.

Meanwhile, operators at the plant will continue to monitor all substances dumped there to ensure unwanted substances do not enter the facility.

The BWA apologises for any inconvenience and thanks the public for their patience and understanding. (PR)