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Emergency shutdown of Hope Desal. Plant


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Emergency shutdown of Hope Desal. Plant
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There was an emergency shutdown of the Hope Desalination Plant in St Lucy.

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) says the plant was taken out of service to allow for urgent maintenance including the necessary change of filters and membranes within the facility.

The recent ash falls also made the need to clean all of the infrastructure even more critical.

The extensive work being carried out at this location is anticipated to last until Sunday, April 18, 2021.

While the facility is offline, customers in some northern districts will be impacted by the loss of pipe-borne water as some of the Authority’s systems in the north experience low water levels.

The BWA will try its best to assist residents of these areas via water tanker in the interim and apologises for the inconvenience caused by the emergency shutdown of this facility.    (PR/SAT)