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NWC reintroduces Corporate Area water restrictions as dry season begins

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2015 | 12:05 PM
The NWC says during the period of restriction, some customers will experience low water pressure or have no water between 11 o’clock at nights and 4 o’clock in the mornings.

The National Water Commission (NWC) had reintroduced nightly restrictions for the Corporate Area as Jamaica enters its longest dry period.

The NWC says while the water levels at the Hermitage Dam and the Mona Reservoir are currently at 100 per cent, inflows at the two facilities have already started a steady decline.

According to the Commission, it’s important that Corporate Area customers continue conservation practices during the dry period which usually runs from December to April.

The NWC says during the period of restriction, some customers may not experience any disruption while others will experience low water pressure or have no water between 11 o’clock at nights and 4 o’clock in the mornings.

In the meantime, the NWC says the Meteorological Service of Jamaica has advised that the El Nino phenomenon, which has been influencing the drought in Jamaica this year, is still expected to continue into the dry season.

However, it says conditions should improve over most parishes during the early April-May rainfall season once the El Nino weakens, as is being predicted.