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NWC imposes water restrictions in St Mary as drought persists

Thursday, July 19, 2018

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ST MARY, Jamaica — Worsening drought conditions have resulted in water restrictions in some sections of St Mary.

The National Water Commission (NWC) says the measure is due to low inflows to the Hunts Town and Sand Hill facilities.

As such, some areas will now be receiving water on a scheduled basis.

Affected areas supplied by the Hunts Town facility include:

Top End and Dressike, which will receive water on Wednesdays and Thursdays; Hunts Town and its surroundings to be supplied on Fridays and Saturdays; and Wellington and Ramble to receive water on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Additionally, customers served by the Sand Hill facility, which include Sand Hill and its environs, will experience a reduction in water supply to approximately eight hours per day mainly between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm.

The water restriction comes on the heels of recent announcements by the Government that drought conditions could worsen in some areas, especially the eastern parish of Portland, if the forecast by the Meteorological Service for July to September remains on track.

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