Pumping station still under repair

Residents of St Philip and several parts of Christ Church can expect more disruptions in water service next week as the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) continues repair work at the Hampton Pumping Station in St Philip that was crippled by recent power outages.

The BWA suffered extensive damage to its equipment last week following an islandwide blackout that caused further disruption to the water supply.

Yesterday, Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams told the media all ten pumps and the attached variable frequency drives (described as the brains of the pump) at Hampton went down as a result of the outages. He revealed that it would cost $200 000 to $300 000 to replace all the damaged equipment. He added ten new variable frequency drives had been ordered.

In terms of seeking compensation from the Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd for the damage, Abrahams said Government had not yet discussed that. 

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