Thursday 2 April, 2020

Residents’ protests spur NWC to deliver water

The National Water Commission (NWC) has responded to the protests of residents of Jackson Town in Trelawny for water, by sending three trucks to the community on Tuesday.

According to the NWC, a water pump failure resulted in the residents and those of neighbouring communities being without piped water for about four weeks.

The Government entity said that while it has been trucking water to the affected areas, it only realised on Tuesday that Jackson Town was being bypassed.

The NWC said it would make the trucks available to Jackson Town for the next three days.

Meanwhile, it is understood that the NWC is expected to receive a new water pump on Friday, which should allow for the restoration of piped water supply to the affected communities by February 21.

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