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Water relief ‘soon’ for St John folk

TRE GREAVES, [email protected]

Water relief ‘soon’ for St John folk

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It’s costing the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) more than $45 million to upgrade pumping stations and the ageing mains system.

And if all goes well, St John residents will get some relief by early January when the Vineyard, St Philip project is expected to be completed.

Those were some of the major points made on Sunday during an almost four-hour town hall meeting at the Gall Hill community centre, which at times got heated as St John residents vented their frustrations about not having running water for most of the year.

Starcom Network Manager of News Stetson Babb moderated the discussion, as Minister of Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams, BWA acting general manager Dr John Mwansa, director of engineering Charles Leslie, chair of the board, Leodean Worrell, and Member of Parliament Charles Griffith answered the residents’ questions.

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