Emergency procedures initiated to restore water supply in Stony Hill, adjoining areas — NWC

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) says it is initiating emergency contracting and procurement procedures to speed up efforts to restore water supply in Stony Hill and surrounding areas, which were cut off on Sunday as a result of the collapsed Airy Castle Road bridge.

NWC, in a statement today, said its President Mark Barnett visited the site of the damaged pipes beneath the Airy Castle Road bridge on Sunday and held an emergency planning meeting with a team of NWC engineers and executives early yesterday.

“While the situation is still very dynamic, the NWC is striving to effectively restore water supply to its 2,000 affected customers served by the Seaview Water Treatment Plant by effecting a temporary pipeline connection while the designs and arrangements for the permanent pipeline and its required support structure are still being finalised.

“Excavations to unearth the pipes in the area and sourcing of the pipes have already begun,” the statement added.

NWC said the plant is the fourth largest water treatment plant in the Corporate Area and produces more than two million gallons per day that is distributed to areas including: Stony Hill, Golden Spring, Jack's Hill, Stillwell Road, Tavistock Heights, Manning's hill, Bridge Mount, Sunset Avenue, Boone Hall, Mount Ogle, Skyline Drive and Mountain Spring.


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