As summer approaches, the demand for water increases and its impact on our daily lives becomes important.
Bermuda Waterworks Ltd is a leading provider of bottled water and piped drinking water.
Every day we supply water to homes, businesses, hotels, cruise ships and the occasional ship or resident needing water for specialized equipment.
In Bermuda, water is a valued resource. With the absence of natural rivers, the early settlers constructed tanks for water catchment and storage.
It is a practice that is carried out to this day. Necessity was the mother of invention for our forefathers and they excelled in their ingenuity.
Early in our company’s history, brackish water was the order of the day.
Several decades later we are using advanced reverse osmosis and desalination techniques to extract and treat our source water.
Approximately two-thirds of our piped water comes from treated seawater.
The remaining one third comes from desalting brackish groundwater extracted from the underground lenses.
The abundance of seawater has made reverse osmosis a natural fit for the company’s operations.
The piped water supply is chlorinated after rigorous treatment so that it meets local and international quality standards.
In 2010 Bermuda Waterworks entered into an agreement with the Bermuda Government to expand its distribution to the western part of the island.
This project is expected to last another two years. The second phase up to Somerset Bridge has been completed and clients are already benefiting from the new water service.
The project will restart in the fourth quarter of this year.
This phase will extend the pipeline into Somerset village.
This joint partnership will help to alleviate the temporary crisis that can result from a long spell of dry weather.
The cost of the company’s piped water is quite competitive.
A truckload of water now costs $90 on average and holds 1,000 Imperial gallons (1,200 US gallons).
Bermuda Waterworks’ base rate is $24.33 once the early payment discount is applied.
This entitles the customer to 1,000 Imperial gallons of water.
In these changing economic times, not having a piped water connection in an area that we serve is an unnecessary expense on the household budget.
The company also bottles its water under the Pure Water brand.
It is packaged in three and five gallon containers.
Bottled water is a healthy, convenient food product that residents use because of its refreshing taste.
It is a good way to stay hydrated and is a healthy alternative to other beverages in helping to combat the obesity epidemic.
Annually our water is subject to a detailed chemical analysis by a US-based laboratory.
Locally, our bottled water is tested daily in-house and weekly by an external approved laboratory.
Our bottles can be reused several times. Bottles are rejected if there are any leaks or have been used to store other liquids, or are dirty.
We are happy to donate rejected bottles to coin drives and fundraising drives by schools and organizations.
Just give us a call and save a good bottle from going bad.
For the last 80 years, Bermuda Waterworks has manufactured water to meet the island’s growing needs.
Our daily mission is to provide the island with a high-quality potable piped drinking water supply and internationally-approved bottled water products.
We are here to meet all of your water needs.
• Bermuda Waterworks Ltd, 32 Parsons Lane, Devonshire. Contact 299-7873. E-mail email@example.com