St Ann MP urges NWC to provide potable water

Thursday, May 23, 2013

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - Member of Parliament for St Ann, North Western, Dr Dayton Campbell, is urging the National Water Commission (NWC) to provide potable water to several sections of the constituency, which are now without the commodity.

Dr Campbell said that only 24 per cent of the constituency is provided with potable water. “This is way below what could ever be deemed as acceptable,” he declared.

The MP was making his contribution to the 2013/2014 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 21.

He noted that the residents of Brown’s Town for example have been affected by the disruption of water service, because of pump failure at the Minard Well.

“We feel strongly that due care has not been taken to ensure the speedy restoration of service to these residents. Brown’s Town is a melting pot of activity. It is the booming education capital, thus the disruption has had dire effects on normalcy,” Dr Campbell argued.

“Looking to the future, we would love to see the well in Green Park become operational. This will see great benefits to three of the four constituencies in St Ann. This would see residents of the community of Bamboo being able to turn on their pipes and open up this cool piece of paradise to better housing and greater efficiency in farming. This system would also dovetail with the supply in Brown’s Town and thus prevent any recurrence of the current problem in that area,” Dr. Campbell said.

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