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NWC urges conservation as drought affects water systems islandwide

Published:Saturday | March 4, 2017 | 9:18 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) says several of its water supply systems are currently affected by the drought in some sections of the island.

The NWC says the drought has made it more difficult to deliver piped water to some areas and has increased the need for trucked water to some communities.

The NWC says severe drought conditions have been reported in Hanover, Trelawny, Manchester and Clarendon for the December-January period.

For the similar period, it says St James, Westmoreland, St Elizabeth and St Thomas reported normal drought conditions.

The NWC says the projections for the March to April period indicates below normal rainfall for most parishes.

It is urging customers to practice the necessary conservation mechanisms during the drought.