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NWC systems 80% restored

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | 2:58 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) says it has been able to restore several more water supply systems to operation over the weekend and into today.

These systems now in operation have either now received public power supply, are being operated by standby generating capacity or are being operated using gravity flow operations and brings the amount of its 460 water supply systems now in operation to approximately 80 per cent.

The NWC says it is also expecting that several other systems will be put back into operation later today, Tuesday October 30, especially as public power supply is expected to be restored to more areas in which critical water supply facilities are located. 

The NWC is also reminding customers that power may be restored to their homes even when it is not yet restored to the water supply systems that serve them.

All systems in the parishes of Clarendon, Hanover, St Elizabeth, St. James and Manchester that were disrupted by Sandy are, however, now restored to full operation, the NWC said.

Areas in which the water supply systems are entirely electricity-dependent will be activated as soon as power supply is fully restored, the water supply company added.

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