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Absence of water in Green Acres

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 11:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Tell me why customers in a community called Green Acres, St Catherine, have suffered from water lock-offs and continue to do so to this very day.

Is it possible that the management and staff at the commission are waiting for rain from a storm to refill the well in Green Acres?

Is this really the same well that the management of the Water Commission deemed to have had so much water that pipelines were laid and a storage tank installed at a cost of millions of dollars in order to supply others elsewhere? Note, this all took place within the past few years.

When the decision was taken by management to use the well in Green Acres as a source of water, for elsewhere, what quantity of water was determined to be available from the well and how long did management expect the supply to last?

Did management expect the water supply to last just a few years?

If the water source in Green Acres was not an abundant source, why spend millions to divert the water elsewhere? Why deprive the community of water via the almost daily lock-offs?

This letter was penned at 7:16 p.m. on November 2, and there was no water in the pipe at that time and such had been the case from before 11 a.m.

The Water Commission says that it cares but I ask, care about what? In my opinion, the commission does not care to deliver good service, it cares about collecting from customers.

Hugh Beckford

hugh_beckford@yahoo.com