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NWC fast-tracking repairs to Airy Castle Road pipeline break

Published:Tuesday | February 19, 2019 | 11:14 AM
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The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that it has initiated emergency contracting and procurement procedures to speed up the restoration efforts for the pipeline damaged as a result of the collapse of the Airy Castle Road Bridge.

The structure collapsed on Sunday, dislocating the pipeline.

The NWC says this has affected water to 2,000 customers served by the Seaview Water Treatment Plant, which supplies Stony Hill and adjoining areas in St Andrew.

The agency says the plant is its fourth largest water treatment facility in the Corporate Area and produces more than two million gallons of water per day. 

The NWC says it has begun work to put in place a temporary pipeline connection while the designs and arrangements for the permanent pipeline and its required support structure are still being finalised.

It says excavations to unearth the pipes in the area and sourcing of the pipes have also already begun.

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