Thursday 20 September, 2018

Massive Corporate Area water lock-offs from NWC pipeline works

The National Water Commission (NWC) has advised that as part of its ongoing Non-Revenue Water Reduction programme being carried out with Co-Management Partners, Miya International, the commission is conducting emergency pipeline work that has and will impact several sections of the Corporate Area from Tuesday into the coming days

The works are slated to facilitate valve and meter installations, which will result in water supply disruptions to the following areas:

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 (overnight)

The affected areas include: Constant Spring, Norbrook, Cherry Gardens, Liguanea, Lady MusgraveRoad Manor Park, Shortwood, Eastwood Park Gardens, Molynes Road, Waltham Park Road, Olympic Way, Bayfarm Road, Hagley Park Road, Washington Boulevard, Dunrobin Avenue, Calabar Mews, Ziadie Gardens, State Gardens, Mannings Hill Road, Constant Spring Road and Gardens, Half-Way Tree, Camperdown Terrace, Spanish Town Road and Havendale, Valentine Gardens, Meadowbrook, Queensboro and Roehampton

Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018 (overnight)

The areas to be affected will include: sections of downtown Kingston, including Orange Street, Charles Street, Luke Lane, Princess Street, Mathews Lane, Pink Lane, Bond Street, Chestnut Street, Ocean Boulevard, Beckford Street, Hanover Street, Banana Street, Vauxhaul Avenue and Sections of Trench Town.

Other areas include Pines of Karachi, Long Mountain, Beverly Hills, Cross Roads, Harbour View, Port Royal, Seven Miles, Mountain View, Vineyard Town, Deanery Road, Elleston Road, Liguanea, Old Hope Road, Monroe Road, Langston Road, Glenmore Road, Shooters Hill and Surroundings, Rockfort, Windward Road, Palisadoes Road and the Norman Manley International Airport, Hope Pastures, Gordon Town, Mona Heights, Ravina, Liguanea, Standpipe Lane, Hope Road, Up Park Camp, East Kings House, Charlemont Avenue, Barbican Road, New Kingston, including Dominica Drive, Oxford Road and Haining Road.

Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (daytime)

The areas to be affected will include: sections of downtown Kingston, including Orange Street, Charles Street, Luke Lane, Princess Street, Mathews Lane, Pink Lane, Bond Street, Chestnut Street, Ocean Boulevard, Beckford Street, Hanover Street, Banana Street, Vauxhaul Avenue and sections of Trench Town.

The NWC has urged the affected customers to store water for use during the disruption periods that are outlined.

Additionally, motorists and pedestrians have been advised to observe the traffic signals of the work crews on the various work sites.

The commission further advised that in addition to the planned and announced interruptions in water supply services, disruptions may also occur in parts of the Corporate Area due to unannounced emergency works, breaks to pipelines, air blockages, with immediate, unannounced responses to issues on the network, localised problems or other changes resulting from the Non-Revenue

Water (NRW) reduction programme, which is ultimately aimed at significantly improving the water supply system across Kingston and St Andrew.

The commission has apologised for the inconvenience that will arise from the improvement works.

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