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NWC relaxes Corporate Area water restrictions as storage levels rise

Published:Monday | October 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) has relaxed the restrictions for some Corporate Area customers following heavy weekend rains which resulted in increased storage levels at the Seaview, Hermitage/Constant Spring, Hope and Mona water supply systems.

The NWC says based on the current increased inflows and storage levels at the Seaview and Hermitage/Constant Spring water supply systems, restrictions are being lifted with immediate effect for all customers served by those systems.

On the Mona and Hope water supply systems, the NWC says it is relaxing the restrictions to allow for 10-12 hours of supplies this week.

However, it says nightly restrictions will remain until further improvements at the Mona Reservoir.

According to the NWC, the Hermitage Dam which was previously at 69 per cent, is now full, while water levels at the Mona Reservoir has climbed from 25 per cent to 36 per cent.

The NWC says customers are still encouraged to conserve water as it continues to monitor the situation.

It also says while there was significant rainfall in the Corporate Area over the weekend, there was little rain in much of St Thomas, Portland, St Mary and St Ann and so there will be no change to the water supply schedule in those parishes.