SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — APPLIANCE Traders Limited (ATL) has announced that it will be installing a water supply system in the Good Hope area of Westmoreland, in an effort to ease the chronic water shortage being experienced in that community.
"In light of the severe drought affecting residential and commercial areas in Westmoreland, ATL will be donating a water pump and storage system to assist those affected by low water pressure," Assistant Deputy Chairman of ATL, Ian Neita disclosed.
According to Neita, over the next few weeks, ATL will be installing an Italian DAB pump system, a 20-gallon pressure tank, as well as a 400-gallon storage water tank at the Risen Messiah Early Childhood Institution in Good Hope, Westmoreland.
"With this system, we're hoping to ease the burden of some the affected persons and call on the NWC (National Water Commission) to maintain this resource until the piped water system is restored," said Neita.
The announcement by ATL, a leading supplier of commercial and industrial equipment as well as office supplies, came a day after the Observer West reported the chronic shortage of potable in several Westmoreland communities, including Negril and Good Hope.
Neita disclosed that the decision to have the water system installed in the Good Hope area was made after consultation with Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, Bertel Moore.
"The Mayor was right on point with us and immediately identified a central area in Westmoreland he felt would best serve the affected communities," Neita explained.
Yesterday, Moore expressed gratitude to ATL for their assistance.
"When ATL called last week Thursday — after an article was published in the Observer West about the water situation in Westmoreland — and say they would help, I was very pleased. They really responded in short order and I was very grateful," said Moore.