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Widespread lock-off as NWC cuts non-revenue water

Thursday, July 12, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica —The National Water Commission (NWC) says it will be conducting emergency pipeline work that will impact water supply to several sections of the Corporate Area between tonight and early tomorrow morning.

The work, which forms part of NWC's ongoing non-revenue water reduction programme being carried out with co-management partners Miya International are slated to facilitate valve and meter installations, will result in water supply disruptions to several areas.

According to the NWC, one segment of these activities will require the closure of the eastbound lanes in Liguanea (From the Total Service Station to Liguanea Lane Plaza).

Areas to be affected include: Sections of downtown Kingston to include 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 affected 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 and the Norman Manley Airport, Hope Pastures, Gordon Town, Mona Heights, Ravina, Standpipe Lane, Hope Road, Up Park Camp, East Kings House, Charlemont Avenue, Barbican Road, New Kingston to include Dominica Drive, Oxford Road, Haining Road.

Customers are being encouraged to store water for use during the disruption period.

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