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Two pumping stations at reduced capacity


Added 13 February 2020


The Barbados Water Authority's headquarters. (Picture by Reco Moore.)

Two of the Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) pumping stations are now working at reduced capacity and customers can expect water outages and low pressure.

Two pumps at the Hampton Pumping Station were reportedly affected by a power outage and there is equipment fault at the Apes Hill location.

As a result, customers in parts of Christ Church and St Philip may be impacted.

The areas in St Philip include Oldbury, Rock Hall, Ocean City, St Martins, Foul Bay, Heddings, Rices, Gemswick, Seaview, Diamond Valley, Kirtons and surrounding areas.

In Christ Church, the Airport, Charnocks, Seawell, Wilcox, Pilgrim Road, Durants, Kingsland, Lodge Road, Newton, Newton Terrace, Lowlands, Balls, Kendal Hill, Church Hill, Southern Heights, Parish Land, Vauxhall, Callendars, Maxwell Hill, Coverley, Fairview, Water Street and surrounding districts may be affected.

Meanwhile, the equipment fault at Apes Hill may impact customers in some St Andrew districts, including Apes Hill, Mose Bottom, Gregg Farm, Hillaby, White Hill and surrounding areas.

The BWA will assist all affected persons via water tanker as a temporary measure and apologises for the inconvenience caused.

On Tuesday, customers in St George and St John were also affectted when the Bowmanston Pumping Station went offline to allow crews to carry out emergency repairs to a pump at that location. (PR/SAT)


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