Water woes hit the west

Tuesday, April 29, 2014    

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THE National Water Commission (NWC) advised yesterday that some of its water supply systems in Trelawny, St James, Hanover and St Elizabeth are currently out of operation due to high turbidity. As a result, customers served by the following facilities will be without piped water until the turbid conditions subside.

Affected areas are:


*Sherwood, which serves Sherwood, Peidmount, Reserve and Coxheath;

*Ulster Spring, which serves Ulster Spring, Albert Town, Bamboo, Freeman's Hall, Lot and German Town; and

*Troy, which serves Troy and New Hope.

St James

*Vaughnsfield, which serves Maroon Town, Flagstaff, Shaw Castle, Brown's Town and Georges Valley;

*Tangle River, which serves Carlton, Summer Hill, Point, Tangle River, Maldon and sections of Maroon Town; and

*Niagara, which serves Niagara, Johnson Town, Elderslie and Accompong.


*Cascade, which serves Cascade, Pondside, Great Valley, Jericho, Retrieve, Claremount, Smithfield, Willoughby and Cold Spring.

St. Elizabeth

*Siloah, which serves Union, Raheen, Marlborough, Russell Hill, Phoenix Park, Balaclava, St Pauls, Roses Valley, Comfort Hall, Content, Free Town, Evergreen, Mount Pleasant and Beverley.

The NWC also apologised to customers in the following areas of St James for the interruption in their water supply:

Dantrout, Marchmont, Road, German Town, Seaford Town, St Leonard, Mt Spring, Coffee Ground, Chesterfield and Gardener, served by the Dantrout pumping station, which was out of operation due to public power supply challenges.



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