• Today
    September 21

  • 10:33 PM

Water promise

Sheria Brathwaite, sheriabrathwaite@nationnews.com

Added 11 September 2019

trents-pumping-station-091219

Workmen on site making sure everything was ready for the new pumping station at Trents, St James. (Picture by Lennox Devonish.)

Hold tight! Relief is on the way. This is the message Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams is sending to residents in the North constantly plagued with water outages and low pressure.

During a press conference at his Country Road, St Michael offices yesterday, Abrahams said that after several weeks of intensive work, the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) had finally brought a system on stream to help facilitate water-starved residents in that part of the island.

“Today [yesterday] the BWA is commissioning a new pumping station at Trents, St James,” he said. “This station will improve the volume of water flowing to the taps of residents along Highway 2A – in parishes like St Thomas, in areas like Kew Land, Redmans Village, Melrose and Welches. In St Andrew, areas such as White Hill, Mose Bottom, and in St Joseph, areas like Chimborazo, Lammings Housing Area, Braggs Hill, Sugar Hill and Spa Hill.”

Abrahams explained that the pumping station was equipped with state-of-the-art technology and powerful pumps, which could put pressure on the old pipe mains. He asked the public to report any burst pipes and bear with the Authority until it figured out the correct balance ratio of pumping the water to householders. (SB)

Subscribe now to our eNATION edition for the full story.

For the latest stories and breaking news updates download the Nationnews apps for iOS and Android.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Dos and Donts


Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus

POLL

Do you believe that schools undergoing repairs should have remained closed until the repairs were fully completed?

Yes
No

FRONT COVER OF TODAY'S NEWSPAPER

CARTOON

INSTAGRAM