Communities in Hanover Western to get water
Member of Parliament for Hanover Western Tamika Davis (Photo: JIS)

The National Water Commission, in conjunction with Rural Water Supply Limited, has laid pipes to recommission the use of the tank at Dolphin Head Mountain in Hanover Western.

Member of Parliament for Hanover Western, Tamika Davis, made the announcement at the 2022/23 State of the Constituency Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

She indicated that the tank has not been utilised in Hanover Western for several years. In addition, some of the communities have been without water for up to 30 years.

She also noted that the project, which comes at a cost of $127 million, with the help of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund, has been long overdue because of the unavailability of transformers from JPS.

The project was slated to be in accordance with the nation’s celebrations for its 60 years of independence.

“This tank has been out of use for several years. It is with a sense of pride that I can now report that the communities of Middlesex, Greenland, Dias, Cacoon, Riverside, Kingsvale, Blenheim and all adjoining communities will all have access to running water,” she said.

“This project was initially slated to be completed to coincide with the Emancipation/Independence celebrations, but was hampered by the unavailability of a transformer, which is currently being sourced by the Jamaica Public Service,” she added.

Meanwhile, major repairs have been done to the Chambers Pen Primary School, which saw tiles replacing the board floors.

Davis said improvements have also been made to the roof, which now sees students and teachers occupying an improved and safe environment conducive to learning.

Additionally, wiring for electricity has commenced in other parts of the community as well as the neighbouring districts of Askenish and Dundee Pen.

– JIS

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