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NWC says it will not tolerate any tampering with equipment going forward

Published:Friday | February 27, 2015 | 11:48 AM
National Water Commission Marescaux Road compound.

The National Water Commission, NWC has sought to clarify reports of a protest by some of its workers in Yallas, St Thomas.

The workers, who claim they have not been paid for work carried out last year, blocked a section of the Yallas pipeline and disrupted the free flow of water to the Mona Reservoir.

According to the NWC, heavy rains last December resulted in blockages to the Yallahs and Negro River Intakes which serve the Mona Reservoir.

The commission says it engaged the services of approximately 15 persons from the community to clear the blockages and restore flows to the Mona Reservoir in the shortest possible time.

The NWC admits that there was a delay in paying the workers.

It says normality has now been restored to the Yallahs pipeline.

However, while it recognises the right of persons to register their dissatisfaction, the NWC says it will not tolerate tampering with the works of the Commission or disrupting the essential operations.

The commission says these activities are illegal and will not be permitted in the future.