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Water lock-offs hit St Thomas communities

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2015 | 8:00 AM

The various editorial articles and letters appearing in the news are a grim reminder of water woes of the past, those still plaguing us and threatening to take us into our future. This is because the Government is not serious about its plans and policies for the management and distribution of water to our people.

We, the people of White Horses, Botany Bay and Pamphret, wish to inform all Jamaica that we solved our water problems by participation in the Rural Water Programme.

This was a programme introduced by the Govern-ment of Jamaica in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank.

This water project, which belongs to the people of White Horses, Botany Bay and Pamphret, is now serving the town of Morant Bay and surrounding areas and part of Yallahs.

The communities are now experiencing unexplained water lock-offs and low pressure, high water bills, and connection fees of $15,000 from the National Water Commission.

C.L. JAMES
(JP)
White Horses PO
St Thomas