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Gov’t to find alternative water solutions for schools

Published:Saturday | August 23, 2014 | 8:37 AM

The Water Minister Robert Pickersgill has sought to assure that proper systems will be put in place to ensure that water is supplied to schools when they reopen in September.



Just this week, the Education Minister Ronald Thwaites told The Gleaner that students may have to take water from home to drink, wash their hands and even flush toilets.



But in a release last evening, Pickersgill said alternatives are being pursued.



He said already, the National Water Commission has been assisting some schools in the Corporate Area that have no storage capacity, by providing them with a number of black tanks.



However, he is encouraging schools to establish additional storage facilities.



In the meantime, Pickersgill said the prime minister has instructed that a meeting be held among the ministries of water, education, health, local government and agriculture, early next week to finalise the water crisis response.



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