Desalination plant offline again

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is advising those in the St Michael, St James and St Thomas areas who were affected by water outages over the past few days, that another issue has surfaced at the Ionics Freshwater Desalination Plant today, which has again resulted in the plant having to be taken offline.

Work to correct the issue has begun, however, it will take some time for repairs to be concluded and pumping to resume.

The BWA is therefore advising that water outages may continue. Those who have water at present are advised to store some to assist them should an outage occur.

Water tankers will continue to assist residents in the affected areas as a temporary measure. Please note that there may be delays due to heavy demand.

The districts affected may include:

In St Thomas: Cane Garden, Arthur Seat, Welches Heights, Bagatelle Park, Bagatelle Gardens, Melrose, Redman’s Village, Edgehill, Welches Terrace, Padmore Village and the surrounding areas.

In St James: Husbands, Oxnards, Haynesville, Holders Hill, Prior Park, Thorpes, Apes Hill, Lower Mount Standfast, The Garden, Weston and surrounding districts.

In St Michael: St Stephen’s, Grazettes, Cave Hill, University Drive, Wanstead and surrounding areas.

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