BWA prob­ing dam­age to tanks

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - News -

THE BAR­BA­DOS WATER AU­THOR­ITY (BWA) says it is in­ves­ti­gat­ing dam­age to two of its com­mu­nity tanks.

In yes­ter­day’s

MID­WEEK NA­TION, res­i­dents re­ported that a tank in Pot House, St John and one in Gin­ger Works, St Joseph, had mys­te­ri­ously col­lapsed.

Last month, the BWA in­stalled 36 of those 1 000-gal­lon tanks af­ter In­notech Aquaserve Lim­ited had re­moved oth­ers as a re­sult of the BWA de­fault­ing on the lease pay­ment on its head­quar­ters at the Pine, St Michael.

In a re­lease, the BWA said it had re­ceived re­ports that the two tanks were ly­ing on the ground.

“The tanks have been re­moved and in­ves­ti­ga­tions are be­ing con­ducted into the cir­cum­stances that would have led to them be­ing found in that po­si­tion.”

It added that a full as­sess­ment of the dam­age was be­ing car­ried out as there was ev­i­dence of van­dal­ism. Around 950 gal­lons of water were lost per tank.

“The Au­thor­ity notes that both of these tanks were next to two In­notech tanks which were not dam­aged. The Au­thor­ity will be en­gag­ing the ser­vices of the Royal Bar­ba­dos Po­lice Force to in­ves­ti­gate the mat­ter.

“It is de­ter­mined to have these tanks re­placed by close of busi­ness to­day, [yes­ter­day] so that cus­tomers who rely on them will not be with­out ac­cess to water for any pro­longed pe­riod.” the re­lease stated.

(BWA/BGIS)

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