Barbuda’s new water system was turned on by Baldwin Spencer, the Prime Minister, and Wilmoth Daniel, the Minister of Public Buildings and Works. The reverse osmosis plant, which was donated by an Antiguan company, will convert the brackish water at the well at Catley Hill Road to proper drinking water. The plant has the capacity to produce over 20,000 gallons of water per day.
Barbudans need to re-apply for their water service by 28 February. Water meters will be fitted to all premises, which have the APUA service, and each month consumers will pay $21 for 1000 to 4000 gallons and $50 for over 4000 gallons.