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Blocked intake at Great River facility disrupts water supply in St James, Hanover

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 3:50 PM

The National Water Commission (NWC) says it is unable to maintain regular water supply to some customers in St James and Hanover because of a blocked intake at the Great River Treatment Plant in St James.

The NWC says production output at the facility has dropped to 30 per cent as a result. It says the blockage developed in the aftermath of heavy rainfall which has resulted in a back-up of silt and debris at the intake.

The areas likely to be impacted in St James include: Leaders Avenue, Mango Walk, Glendevon, Salt Spring, Norwood, Paradise, Rosemount, Albion, Childermas, Lethe, sections of Comfort Hall, Wiltshire and Guava Walk.

The areas likely to be impacted in Hanover include: Cue, Elgin Town, Johnson Town, Brisette, Hoist, Malcolm Heights, Cacoon, Dias, First Hill, Montpelier, Bamboo, McQuarrie, Woodland and Blenheim.

Regular service will be restored as soon as the NWC is able to increase production at the plant.