Water ‘near crisis’

WATER IN BARBADOS is almost at crisis levels.

Barbados Water Authority (BWA) general manger Keithroy Halliday told of the dire situation yesterday, even as the state agency sent out an apology to residents in water-starved communities in St John, St George, St Andrew, St Joseph and St Thomas, who have been crying out as a result of having to go numerous days with dry taps.

Halliday said the stark reality was there was no additional water to be pumped.

“There is no more water. We are sending as much as we are producing. It is teetering toward crisis level, which is being driven by climate change factors, and the aquifers are not being given the chance to replenish over the years as we would want,” he explained.

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