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Corporate Area water storage now below 50 per cent

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2015 | 8:52 AM
A resident catches water from a hydrant to do laundry. The NWC has declined to state how long Corprate Area water supply could last if there is no improvement in rainfall.

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that two main water storage facilities in the Corporate Area are now below 50 percent of their capacity at a time when they are usually full. 

The NWC's corporate public relations manager, Charles Buchanan, told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that the Mona Reservoir is at 38 percent while the Hermitage Dam is at 48 percent. 

Buchanan has declined to state how long the supply could last if there is no improvement in rainfall. 

However, he says the NWC will manage the situation. 

In the meantime, Water Minister, Robert Pickersgill, is expected to announce shortly, measures the authorities will be implementing in light of the water woes. 

Last week, the NWC announced further water restrictions for the Corporate Area.