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Water ban could be extended due to current drought

The Barbados Water Authority is considering extending the ban it has implemented on excessive use of the commodity.

This from General Manager, Keithroy Halliday who says they’ve been informed by MET officials that the current drought conditions are now expected to last longer than first anticipated.

Speaking to CBC News, Mr. Halliday says, as a result, Barbadians might have to continue being very careful about how much water they use for a bit longer.

Back in June, the BWA activated its drought mitigation plan, banning people from watering gardens, lawns or grounds, restricting them from filling tanks, baths and swimming pools and from washing roadways, pavements or vehicles. 

Failure to comply could result in a 500 dollar penalty or imprisonment.

Mr. Halliday says thanks to the vigilance of Barbadians, there are a few individuals on its radar and they will be dealt with.

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