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Watering gardens and lawns banned under water prohibition order

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2015 | 2:45 PM
Bobby Pickersgill (right) speaks on water restrictions during a press conference on water shortage at NEPA's head office in Cross Roads, St Andrew today.

The Government is vowing to vigorously police prohibition notices for the use of water for all areas of the country served by drought-affected water supply systems.

Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change Robert Pickersgill says the government will be taking action against persons who breach the terms of the prohibition notices.

Pickersgill admitted that in the past the National Water Commission did not move to take action against offenders when these prohibition notices were given.


Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change Robert Pickersgill, speaking this morning at a press conference on drought conditions affecting the island.

Under the prohibition order, persons are banned from watering gardens, lawns, grounds and farms.

It also restricts persons from refilling or supplying tanks, ponds, or swimming pools and for other use other than normal domestic services such as drinking, cooking, washing, bathing and sanitation.

The watering or washing of roadways, pavements and garages are restricted.

The prohibition will remain in effect until further notice.

Persons who contravene the notice are liable to a fine on summary conviction before a Resident Magistrate.

In default of payment, the offender could be sentenced to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 30 days.