Discoloured water lines will be flushed
THE RESIDENTS of Upper Castle and Collins, Boscobel, St Peter, who had to cope with discoloured water flowing through their taps on Christmas Day, have been assured by the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) that the issue would be soon rectified.
BWA’S rapid response and communications manager Joy Ann Haigh told the DAILY NATION the matter would be investigated yesterday and that arrangements would be made for the lines to be flushed.
On Christmas Day, residents complained about the quality of potable water which they said looked like whiskey, ginger ale, orange juice or mauby.
Maureen Hurley, of Collins, said she had abdominal pains despite boiling it, while others said it put a damper on the holiday season. Last year, the communities were also hard-hit by water shortages. ( SB)