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    January 28

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Water scam

MARIA BRADSHAW, mariabradshaw@nationnews.com

Added 23 February 2019

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Workmen from the BWA at Rock Hall, St Philip, last week checking for the source of the illegal connection. (Picture by Maria Bradshaw.)

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has uncovered a case of squatters paying for illegal water at the Rock Hall, St Philip squatters village.

Acting on a tip-off, a crew from the utility company descended on the village occupied by hundreds of squatters and discovered an illegal service connected without a meter, but hooked up to the main.

A BWA source told THE NATION residents revealed that for the past ten years some of them were paying a woman between $20 to $150 for buckets of water from the illegal connection.

The source said they traced several metres of buried pipe to a house in the village. Workmen turned off a ball valve which was discovered and then cut a section of the pipe. (MB)

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