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Water shortage impacting growth of Mandeville – Custos

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 3:08 PM
Custos Sally Porteous says the township has missed out on several developments because of the lack of water. – File

The water woes affecting Mandeville is said to be hampering growth in the Manchester capital.

Custos Sally Porteous says the township has missed out on several developments because of the lack of water.

According to the Custos, who was speaking on Independent Talk this morning, Mandeville is short of approximately eight million gallons of water on a daily basis.

 

Custos of Mandeville, Sally Porteous

Porteous says there is adequate water at the Manchester foothills at Porus and Pepper but there is no impetus to put in the necessary infrastructure to get the water into the town.

She laments that Mandeville has more black drums than any other town in Jamaica because of the acute water shortage.