Monday 21 October, 2019

NWC facilities badly hit by intense rainfall

The National Water Commission (NWC) has advised that a number of its systems have been impacted by the heavy rainfall across several parishes.

The commission said while a number of its major systems remain in operation, the heavy rainfall has resulted in numerous electrical power supply disruptions and high turbidity issues, which have forced the shutdown of water treatment facilities in several parishes.

The NWC said facilities that are experiencing disruptions include, in Clarendon:  Peace River, Kellits, Aenon Town, Rhymesbury, Mineral Heights and Rock River.

In St Mary: White River, George’s Spring, Palmetto Grove, Rock Spring and Lucky Hill.

In St Catherine: Spanish Town treatment plant, Kitson Town, Guy’s Hill, Tulloch Spring and Goldmine.

In Portland: Hope Bay, Mount Pleasant

In St Ann: Thatch Hill and Steer Town

And in Kingston and St Andrew: the Hope Filter plant and Rock Hall.

The NWC said it will continue to closely monitor the affected systems and its infrastructure generally over the next 24 hours in the event that further changes occur. 

FEATURED PHOTO: A car is partially submerged in flood water following heavy rainfall last weekend.

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