Barbados Seeks To Alleviate Volcanic Ash Effects On Water Supply

Island Nations Affected By Volcanic Ash Share Limited Water Resources

1 May 2021 by Local Press Report

Barbados Prime Minister Mottley has announced that Barbados would be purchasing water from CARICOM neighbour Dominica. “We are in the middle of concluding arrangements with the Government of Dominica for the purchase of water on a weekly basis, two- to two-and-a half million gallons a week until such time as we can compete the reservoir and the pump station, with Vineyard and Castle Grant being serviced with the appropriate water coming through Golden Ridge from the Vineyard point,” Mottley said.

The Prime Minister said Barbados had already committed to sending water to St Vincent and the Grenadines after La Soufriere volcano erupted, prior to Barbados being covered in ash deposits. In the interim, Guyana also sent bottled water that would be distributed this weekend. Source: NationNewsBarbados