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More than 500 disconnected Barbados Water Authority (BWA) customers have been selected for reconnection.

Earlier this month, during debate on the 2020 Appropriation Bill, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announced initiatives to ease the effects of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). She therefore advised BWA to reconnect the services of customers who may have had their water disconnected recently. 

This has become a priority as good hygiene, such as frequent washing of hands, is critical in overcoming (COVID-19).

According to a press release, Kim Inniss, manager recoveries, BWA, is leading the operation to reconnect customers.

“Our records showed 3 081 residential customers as having a disconnected service. After screening both the records and conducting confirmatory inspections on a case by case basis, a total of 559 services were selected for reconnection, if occupied,” she said.

“The remaining 2522 accounts constituted properties that the BWA received a request to disconnect the water service of vacant properties, seasonal occupancies or for the investigation of major leaks,” the statement said.

(PR/KG)

 

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