Ionics Desalination Plant Offline While Tropical Storm Dorian Passes
Ionics Fresh Water Ltd. has advised the Barbados Water Authority it shut down the Desalination Plant to protect its equipment during the passing of the Tropical Storm Dorian. Once the all clear has been given operations at the plant will be reactivated.
While we are aware that our customers would have complied with the 5 gallons per person per day storage of water for 5 days, we wish to advise that as a result of the Ionics shutdown customers along Highway 1 may be impacted by water outages.
In St. James
Prospect, Fitts Village, Appleby, Derricks, Paynes Bay, Sandy Lane, Sunset Crest, Holetown, Jamestown Park, Trents, Porters, Lower Mount Standfast. Storehouse Gap, The Garden, Weston, Lower Crick Hill, Lower Carlton and surrounding areas.
In St. Peter
Gibbs, Mullins, Road View, Battaleys, Farm Road, Heywoods Park, Speightstown and surrounding districts.
The public is also reminded that the water tanker service will not be available until the storm has passed and the all clear is given.
The Authority would like to urge all persons to be prepared and stay safe during the passage of the Tropical Storm.