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NWC not at fault for UWI water crisis

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) says it is not to blame for the water problems being experienced at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI).

According to the NWC, the problems are as a result of internal issues on the campus.

According to NWC's Corporate Communications Manager Charles Buchanan, the issues relate to internal water distribution, which falls under the responsibility of the university's administration.

Students who live on halls of residence at the UWI have indicated that they have been without water in the main pipes since August.

The Gleaner understands that the university has been using two units it owns to truck water to different areas of the campus.

Last week, protesting students from one of the halls reportedly bombarded the office of the student services manager.

Water supply to most of Kingston and St Andrew has returned to normal following a prolonged period of drought and water restrictions.

The NWC says its storage facilities at the Hermitage Dam are full, and the Mona Reservoir is at 97 per cent of its capacity.