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Six Portmore residents convicted for water theft

Wednesday, July 23, 2014    

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THE National Water Commission (NWC) reported yesterday that six people were recently convicted in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court for trespassing on the works of the NWC.

The six — all of Portmore — were all found guilty and each charged and fined $8,000 or serve 30 days in prison.

"The National Water Commission reminds persons who continue to trespass on its network that it has stepped up its operations across the island, and those caught will be prosecuted and made to pay outstanding sums which might have accrued as a result of the illegal activities," a statement from the commission said yesterday.

At the same time, the commission said it stands ready to enter into any reasonable payment arrangement to ensure that customers settle outstanding balances and to facilitate the regularisation of previously illegally connected consumers.

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