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NWC says recent rainfall not enough to ease dry spell

Published:Thursday | September 11, 2014 | 9:05 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) says despite the recent rainfall, the country’s catchment facilities are still low.



NWC Corporate Communications Manager, Charles Buchanan says slight increases have been recorded at some catchment facilities including the Mona Reservoir and the Hermitage Dam.



However, Buchannan says the increased inflows are not enough to ease the impact of the dry spell.



He says the NWC has had to implement a rationing programme to ensure that its customers have access to the commodity.



The authorities have expressed concern that the country could be heading to a crisis level if the dry spell is not broken.



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