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Another NWC facility attacked by thieves

Published:Saturday | February 14, 2015 | 10:19 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is again crying foul as thieves this week broke into a facility in St Catherine and made away with several pieces of equipment.

According to the NWC, on Thursday February 12, thieves broke into the Goshen Pen Booster Station, Government Park Well and the Lime Tree facility.

A number of cables, a chlorine pump, a motor and other pieces of equipment were stolen.

This incident follows an earlier act of vandalism at the same facility, which rendered it inoperable, and forced the NWC to supply the customers normally served by the Goshen Pen Booster Station from another facility.

The theft has also resulted in customers of Greater Portmore, Naggos Head, Old Braeton, Congrieve Park, Silverstone, Portmore Pines, Monza, Daytona, Ascott, West Cumberland and other areas in Portmore receiving low water pressure.

According to Corporate Public Relations Manager of the NWC, Charles Buchanan each month the NWC loses more than 20 meters to theft.

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