Solving Jamaica's water problem

Solving Jamaica's water problem

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Print this page Email A Friend!


Dear Editor,

As an island surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, it is a disgrace to have the constant water problems that we have.

Desalination needs to be looked at if we are to move forward as a country.

Jamaica is the fifth-largest island in the Caribbean and we cannot continue to survive off rivers and lakes. We spend millions of dollars on roads each year; however, the problem that many Jamaicans, especially of the lower class, face is a lack of water.

The Jamaican Government needs to seriously think about investing in an islandwide reverse osmosis water purification system. Farmers, families, businesses, and educational institutions based in the rural areas of Jamaica are tired of the bad water situation. It's almost embarrassing that an island like Jamaica, which is surrounded by so much water, has so much water problems.

Unless desalination is taken seriously then we, as a nation, will continue to be inconvenienced by the frequent water shortages.

Damalio Powell

damalio101@gmail.com


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaper-login


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT