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NWC increases water supply restrictions to Kingston Metropolitan Area with immediate effect

Published:Monday | July 6, 2015 | 7:11 PM
National Water Commission graphic.

In the face of a continuing rapid decline in inflows into the major Corporate Areas Water Supply Systems, the National Water Commission (NWC) says it is now forced to increase its water supply restrictions to customers in the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA) served by the Hermitage/Constant Spring, Mona, Hope and Seaview water supply systems with immediate effect.

The water commission says the new water supply regime will see most areas receiving water on alternating days in a bid by the water utility to both serve as many customers as possible and stretch the dwindling supplies.

The new Water Management plan means that areas which are supplied on a Tuesday will then be supplied again on the subsequent Thursday and Saturday, and so on while the areas supplied on the Wednesday of that week will be supplied again on the subsequent Friday and Sunday.

While some areas in the Corporate Area will continue to receive supplies daily either based on the system that serves them or where they are located on the network, most areas will now receive every other day.

The NWC says despite efforts, some areas may still encounter challenges in being supplied. 

It says it will seek to serve these areas via trucks.

MAJOR KMA WATER SUPPLY SCHEDULE

Rio Cobre and Constant Spring Supply
Day 1 - 4 a.m. to 8 p.m.

·         Eastwood Park
·         Moreton Park
·         Dumbarton
·         Red Hills Rd
·         Patrick City
·         Duhaney Park
·         Meadowbrook Estate
·         Dunrobin
·         Central Ave
·         Roehampton
·         Sullivan Ave
·         White Hall
·         Havendale
·        Chancery Hall
·        Tunbridge
·        Queensbury
·        Mannings Hill road

Mona Filter Plant
Day 1 - 4 a.m. to 8 p.m.

·         New Kingston
·         Cross Rds
·         Slipe Rd
·         Marescaux Rd
·         Downtown
·         Glenmore Rd
·         Kingston Public Hospital
·         Marcus Garvey
·         Trench Town
·         West Kingston
·         South Camp Rd
·         Oxford Rd
·         Arthur Wint Dr

Hope Filter Plant
Day 1 - 4 a.m. to 8 p.m.

·         Hope Pastures
·         Gordon Town
·         Papine
·         University Hospital
·         University of the West Indies
·         University of Technology
·         Upper sections of Old Hope Rd

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Rio Cobre and Constant Spring Supply
Day 2 - 4 a.m. to 8 p.m.

·         Washington Gardens
·         Cooreville Gardens
·         Red Hills, Forrest Hills, Belvedere, Kirkland
·         Chisholm Ave
·         Maxfield Ave
·         Seaward Dr
·         Cargill Ave
·         Balmoral Ave
·         Kencot
·         Ballater Ave
·         Molynes Rd
·         Sundown Cres
·         Olympic Gardens
·         Washington Gardens
·         Bay Farm Rd
·         Seaview Gardens
·         Majestic
·         Hagley Park Rd
·         Richmond Park
·         Delacree Park
·         Whitfield
·         Norbrook
·         Cherry Gardens

Mona Filter Plant
Day 2 - 4 a.m. to 8 p.m.

·         East Kings House Rd
·         West Kings House Rd
·         Mountain View Ave
·         Deanery Rd
·         Norman Gardens
·         Rollington Town
·         Franklyn Town
·         Windward Rd
·         Harbour View
·         Port Royal
·         Hopefield
·         Hope Rd
·         Sandhurst

Hope Filter Plant
Day 2 - 4 a.m. to 8 p.m.

·         Liguanea
·         Mona Heights
·         August Town
·         Old Hope Rd
·         Beverly Hills
·         College Common
·         Standpipe
·         Ravina
·         Widcombe
·         Barbican