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NWC urging customers to store water

Friday, August 24, 2012 | 4:54 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica —The National Water Commission (NWC) is urging all customers to ensure they take necessary precautions to have water, given the island’s current Tropical Storm Watch.

Customers are advised to store water in the event their supply is disrupted due to the effects of Tropical Storm Isaac.

While every effort is being made to maintain constant supply, the water and wastewater systems are vulnerable to hurricanes, floods and storm conditions, the NWC said.

NWC advises that people should store as much water as possible but at least one gallon should be kept for each person per day.  This should be put in clean, airtight containers in a cool place.

Additionally, people with tanks should fill them and ensure that the no-return valves are working so water does not flow back into the public main, the company suggests.

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