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Water restrictions heighten - Most in the Corporate Area to get every other day

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2015 | 7:00 AM

MORE SEVERE water restrictions are being imposed by the National Water Commission (NWC) in the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA) as Jamaica continues to face a rapid decline in inflows into the major Corporate Area water-supply systems.

Yesterday, the NWC said with immediate effect, most customers in the KMA, including the Kingston Public Hospital and the University Hospital of the West Indies, will receive supplies on alternate days. The affected customers are served by the Hermitage/Constant Spring, Mona, Hope and Seaview water-supply systems.

The new regime will see most areas receiving water every other day, in a bid by the utility company to serve as many customers as possible and to stretch the dwindling supplies.

According to the NWC, the new water-management plan means that areas that are supplied on a Tuesday will receive the precious commodity again on Thursday and Saturday, and so on, while the areas supplied on the Wednesday of that week will be supplied again on the subsequent Friday and Sunday.

While some places in the Corporate Area will continue to receive supplies daily, either based on the system that serves them or where they are located on the network, most areas will now receive every other day.

"Regrettably, despite our best efforts, some areas may still encounter challenges in being supplied. The commission will seek to serve these areas via trucks," the NWC said.

 

MAJOR KMA WATER-SUPPLY SCHEDULE

 

 

Rio Cobre and Constant Spring Supply:Day 1 - 4 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

- Eastwood Park

- Moreton Park

- Dumbarton

- Red Hills Road

- Patrick City

- Duhaney Park

- Meadowbrook Estate

- Dunrobin

- Central Avenue

- Roehampton

- Sullivan Avenue

- White Hall

- Havendale

- Chancery Hall

- Tunbridge

- Queensbury

- Mannings Hill Road

 

Mona Filter Plant:

 

 

Day 1 - 4 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

- New Kingston

- Cross Roads

- Slipe Road

- Marescaux Road

- Downtown

- Glenmore Road

- Kingston Public Hospital

- Marcus Garvey

- Trench Town

- West Kingston

- South Camp Road

- Oxford Road

- Arthur Wint Drive

 

Hope Filter Plant:

 

Day 1 - 4 a.m. to 8 p.m

- Hope Pastures

- Gordon Town

- Papine

- University Hospital

- University of the West Indies

- University of Technology

- Upper sections of Old Hope Road

 

Rio Cobre and Constant Spring Supply: Day 2 - 4 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

- Washington Gardens

- Cooreville Gardens

- Red Hills, Forrest Hills, Belvedere, Kirkland

- Chisholm Avenue

- Maxfield Avenue

- Seaward Drive

- Cargill Avenue

- Balmoral Avenue

- Kencot

- Ballater Avenue

- Molynes Road

- Sundown Crescent

- Olympic Gardens

- Washington Gardens

- Bay Farm Road

- Seaview Gardens

- Majesty Gardens

- Hagley Park Road

- Richmond Park

- Delacree Park

- Whitfield

- Norbrook

- Cherry Gardens

 

Mona Filter Plant:

 

 

Day 2 - 4 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

- East Kings House Road

- West Kings House Road

- Mountain View Avenue

- Deanery Road

- Norman Gardens

- Rollington Town

- Franklyn Town

- Windward Road

- Harbour View

- Port Royal

- Hopefield

- Hope Road

- Sandhurst

 

Hope Filter Plant:

 

 

Day 2 - 4 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

- Liguanea

- Mona Heights

- August Town

- Old Hope Road

- Beverly Hills

- College Common

- Standpipe

- Ravinia

- Widcombe

- Barbican