Several NCW facilities down due to weekend rains

Monday, June 19, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) has advised that several supply systems in the parishes of St Thomas, St Catherine and Clarendon are currently out of operation as a result of heavy rains this past weekend.

In a news release this afternoon, the NWC said that these systems have been affected by either, blockages, pipe dislocation, high turbidity or broken mains.

Water supply facilities still out of operations include:

St Thomas: Port Morant, Trinityville and Windsor Castle Stations St Catherine: Glengoffe and Goffe Road Stations, Berkshire Hall Treatment Plant as well as Waugh Hill Relift Station.

Clarendon: Kellits Treatment Plant, Peace River and Frankfield Spring.

Meanwhile, in St Andrew, the Forrest Hills Relift station is experiencing some mechanical challenges.

Areas affected with no water are: Rock Pond, Red Hills, Brentwood, Leas Flat, Belvedere, Mosquito Valley, Sterling Castle, Sterling Castle Heights, East Kirkland Heights, Forest Hills, Burnside Valley, Red Hills Square, Perkins Boulevard and Meadowbrook Estate.

The NWC said the company's technical teams are diligently working against these challenges in order to achieve full resumption in water supply within the shortest possible time.

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