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