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NWC to shut down Portland plant due to decline in storage levels

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 9:34 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that it will be shutting down the Turtle Crawle Pumping Station in Portland for several hours to facilitate the building of water storage levels.

The NWC says there is a decline in inflows from the Turtle Crawle source, which supplies the pump station.

The usually wet parish has been experiencing abnormally dry conditions.

The agency says the plant will be taken out of operation from  6:00 p.m. today Friday, July 20 to 6:00 a.m. Saturday, July 21.

This will result in disruptions to the communities of Drapers, San San, Castle, Boston and sections of Zion Hill.

The NWC says it regrets any inconvenience caused and craves the patience and understanding of customers.

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