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No further water restrictions at this time, says NWC

Published:Monday | August 3, 2015 | 8:45 PM
These youngsters were caught on camera along Slipe Pen Road in the Corporate Area on Sunday as they made their way to the Rainforest Seafoods complex for water.

The National Water Commission (NWC) says there will be no adjustments at this time to the water restrictions implemented in light of the drought.

There were reports that more stringent measures could be implemented as the supply systems continue to be affected by the drought.

But, Corporate Public Relations Manager at the NWC, Charles Buchanan, says the utility company assessed the situation and determined that the current restrictions will be maintained.

Currently, communities in the Kingston Metropolitan Region have been placed on a sharing system whereby different areas receive water on alternate days.

Buchanan concedes that there has been a slight decline in water inflows and storage, but he says the NWC is doing all it can to ensure its customers have water.

 

Meanwhile, Buchanan says special effort is being made to address the water concerns in areas which have been experiencing extended periods without the commodity.

While declining to name the specific areas, he says the NWC is doing all it can to improve supplies to these communities.

 

Corporate Public Relations Manager at the NWC Charles Buchanan

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