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OVER 200 RIO BUENO RESIDENTS TO HAVE WATER FOR CHRISTMAS

Published:Monday | December 21, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Robert Pickersgill (centre), addresses a recent Heads of Agencies and Departments meeting at the ministry in Kingston.

JIS:

MORE THAN 200 residents of the rural community of Rio Bueno in Trelawny will have water flowing from taps in their homes in time for Christmas.

The Rural Water Supplies Limited (RWSL) has undertaken work to connect the residents to the Rio Bueno Water Supply System.

This was disclosed by the agency's managing director, Albert Thompson, as he delivered an agency report at a meeting of Heads of Agencies and Departments of the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change recently.

"So, these 200 residents will have water in their pipes by Christmas from the Rio Bueno Water Supply system. And needless to say ... everybody is very happy and elated to have the service," he said.

Speaking to JIS News after the meeting, Thompson informed that the National Water Commission (NWC) is currently conducting registrations in the area, and the water will be turned on as soon as the process is completed.

"It's an NWC system. As a matter of fact, it's the NWC's major pipeline that stretches from Martha Brae to Pear Tree River that the water will be taken from. It's a 20-inch main, and a connection was left there on that system," Thompson told JIS News.

The RWSL recently commissioned the Mahoe Ridge to Horse Guard Water Supply System, to benefit residents of five farming communities in South St James.

The areas are Mahoe Ridge, Horse Guard, Red Dirt, and sections of Garland and Cold Spring.

Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Robert Pickersgill, who turned on the system, said the Government is committed to providing all rural residents with access to potable water by the year 2020.