As Fabian Jones, Chairman of the Agriculture Committee on the Barbuda Council, complains about water-storage capacity on the sister island, the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) says construction of a building to house the reverse osmosis plant (RO) on Barbuda has commenced.
In 2017, Hurricane Irma destroyed an RO plant and infrastructure that provided the Village of Codrington with potable water.
The new plant is intended to fulfill the needs of homes and institutions that require potable water, APUA says.
But while the island gets water intermittently throughout the day, Jones says that getting water to the storage tank could prove to be an issue.
Jones says the tank now in use was set up about three to four months ago, but has not been fully commissioned.
He says he will have to confer with the authorities to determine why it is taking so long to commission it.