Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Sections of western parishes facing two-week water disruptions

Sections of western Jamaica are in for disruption of their water supply over the next two weeks, as the National Water Commission (NWC) is facing mechanical challenges with some of its operations in the region.

The parishes to be affected are Trelawny, St James and Westmoreland.

According to the NWC, efforts are being made to have the issues being faced at the Warsop Pumping Station in Trelawny resolved by January 21. The disruption will affect Warsop, All Sides, New Roads and Lodge.

Meanwhile, the commission said the Cambridge Treatment Plant in St James is operating at 50 per cent of capacity because of mechanical challenges.

The problems will result in some customers in St James and Westmoreland experiencing low water pressure, intermittent supply or no water during the time it takes to resolve the issues.

The areas to be affected are Bickersteth, Cambridge, Seven Rivers, Richmond Hill, Shortwood, Ducketts, Grange, Bethel Town, Argyle Mountain, Lambs River and surrounding areas.

The NWC said its maintenance team is working on restoring normal water supply to the affected area by January 22.

The two major water supply challenges followed close on the heels of a shutdown of supplies to Brown’s Town and its environs between Christmas Eve last year, and January 5 this year.

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