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1,100 St Elizabeth residents to benefit from $60m Hounslow Well project

Published:Monday | July 18, 2016 | 7:57 AM

Some 1,100 residents of St Elizabeth are to benefit from more reliable water supply with the upgrading of the Hounslow Well Site in the parish.

The $60-million project is being undertaken by utility company, National Water Commission (NWC) under Phase 2A of its Hounslow Water Supply Improvement Project.

The scope of works will include the replacement of approximately I2 kilometres of pipeline from the Hounslow Well to Newell Square.

The project is set to last for nine months.

When completed it will benefit areas such as Newell, Bigwoods, Bethany, Williamsfield, Pedro Plains, Barbary Hall,  Calabash Bay and environs in South West St Elizabeth.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony last week Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, urged the residents to take care of the new system and pay their water bills in full and on time.

Chang pointed out that Non-Revenue Water has been a major concern for the NWC and noted that of the 12 million gallons of potable water produced daily for the residents of St Elizabeth, 10 million gallons or 81 per cent does not provide the utility company with any revenue.