Thursday 2 July, 2020

Bridge work causes water supply disruption in Stony Hill, Jack's Hill

Residents of Stony Hill, Jack's Hill and surrounding areas should brace for water supply disruptions over the next eight days, due to work being done to replace the temporary bridge structure in Bowden Hill/Airy Castle, St Andrew.

In a news release, the National Water Commission advised that the work  will necessitate the shutdown of water supply to the Seaview Treatment Plant for the period Friday, February 7th to Saturday, February 15th, 2020, resulting in service disruption in the following areas: Stony Hill, Golden Spring, Jacks Hill, Stilwell Road, Lawrence Tavern, Tavistock, Manning’s Hill, Bridgemount, Sunset Avenue, Boone Hall and Mt. Ogle.

Residents of these areas are being encouraged to store water for use during the period of disruption in their regular piped supply.

The works, which were originally slated for January 29, 2020, will commence at 9am on Friday, February 7 and will involve the removal of the pipelines from the temporary bridge structure to facilitate installation of the new bridge. The NWC pipeline will be re-installed on the new structure once it is mounted, the release said.

Based on the period of outage, measures have been put in place to provide trucked water to customers whose storage may become depleted, according to the NWC.

The NWC said it wishes to apologise to its customers for any inconvenience caused and seeks to assure them that every effort will be made to restore regular water supply within the shortest possible time.

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