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Major pipeline break on Mandela Highway still affecting Corporate Area supply

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 11:24 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that customers in sections of the Corporate Area will continue to experience reduced water pressures or instances of no water supply as a result of complications resulting from the major pipeline break which occurred over the weekend along the Mandela Highway.

The NWC says it is conducting the necessary assessments and planning to effect repairs.

It says interim measures have so far been implemented to supply the affected areas from alternative water supply facilities.   

NWC President, Mark Barnett, says that with the forced shutdown of the Ferry facility, there has been a reduction in supplies to Washington Boulevard and environs by approximately 4.5 million gallons per day.    

He further states that based on the location of the leak, the completion time for repairs cannot be immediately determined, due to the extensive excavation works that needs to be undertaken and other complexities. 

The impacted areas include Washington Boulevard, Cooreville Gardens, Duhaney Park, Washington Gardens, Patrick City, Ziadie Gardens, State Gardens, Molynes Road, Moreton Park, Olympic Way, New Haven, Coburn Gardens, Seaview Gardens, Molynes Gardens and roads leading off.

The NWC says every effort is being made to restore regular water supply in the shortest possible time.

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