TNN Trevor Lindsay spoke with a water truck owner and operator, who said that right now, during peak season,
most truckers are delivering water all across the island from 7 in the morning until 10 at night or even later.
According to our source who will remain anonymous, a lot of people wait until the very last minute, when they are completely or almost completely out of water, to call water trucks.
“ [Waiting until the last minute] puts pressure on water truckers because we have to take care of our regular customers and the new customers [sometimes] backlog our days’ work,” he said.
The source confirmed that the price of water delivery, from his service at least, has increased from $90 to $110 because the price of everything else in Bermuda and around the world has increased.
There has not been a problem with water running low or down at any of the stations so far this summer. According to the source, they sometimes get cut off for the day and have to kick in for water the next morning, especially when there is a drought. Like everyone else, he said, water service owners and drivers pray for rain, because after all, everyone needs a day off.
Some things that homeowners can do to make water truck drivers’ lives easier is keep their hedges neat and trimmed with little undergrowth. This is because Bermuda’s roads are quite narrow and the trucks are quite large and have difficulty as a result.
Another thing that homeowners can do is secure their dogs before people come to deliver water, especially if the dogs are larger and more aggressive breeds, such as pit bulls or Rottweilers.
The water trucker concluded by saying that, even though his company has recently allowed customers to make water payments online, nothing, according to him, beats old-fashioned
cash-in-hand, which is still his personal preferred method of payment.
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