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NWC celebrating World Water Day tomorrow

Thursday, March 21, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) will be celebrating the United Nations World Water Day tomorrow, March 22.

Internationally, World Water Day is held annually on March 22 as a means of focusing public attention on the importance of freshwater for normal convenience, human life, and development and of advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources, the NWC explained in a release.

Under this year's theme “Leaving no one behind”, NWC will be participating in a number of varied public events across the island aimed at achieving the World Water Day objectives, the Commission said.

The activities include participation in an exhibition and official launch ceremony for the World Water Day celebrations led by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation at the Font Hill Primary School in St Thomas starting at 10:00 am.

The NWC said that it has contributed $10 million towards the success of the Font Hill Water Supply Upgrading Project which is being done by the Ministry as a practical demonstration of the World Water Day theme and objective

A number of special educational tours are also being arranged for various NWC water supply facilities islandwide. For example the NWC's Martha Brae Water Treatment Plant will host more than six school groups on the day for a special series of tours, the Commission said.

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