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BWA launches 24-hour water tanker service


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BWA launches 24-hour water tanker service
BWA said the initiatives will assist in providing a more reliable interim supply in a more sustained manner. (FILE)

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) said today it is working to meet the demands of its customers with the introduction of a 24-hour water tanker delivery service.

A media statement said tanker teams will continue to assist residents house to house while also refilling community tanks.

Director of Engineering, Charles Leslie, said “due to the recent high demand and the fact that the process of delivering water to residents and filling community tanks in some areas can take up to eight hours, almost an entire day, we sought to employ alternative solutions to improve the situation for our customers”.

Other measures include increasing the number of tankers and community tanks, Leslie said.

“Additional water tankers have been procured with the help of Government and are expected to be added to the fleet by the latter half of May.

“These initiatives will assist the BWA in providing a more reliable interim supply in a more sustained and strategic manner,” he said.

As coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols remain in effect, tanker crews will continue to use their personal protective equipment.

BWA has reminded customers that they must wear masks when approaching the tankers for assistance and to step back while containers are being filled. (PR)