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NWC addressing water quality issue at Hanover facility

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 2:53 PM
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The National Water Commission (NWC) says it is working to resume normal operations at its Cascade Water Supply Facility in Hanover arising from water quality issues.

The NWC says it discovered a pungent scent emanating from the raw water source during a routine visit to the area earlier this week.

The state-run utility company notes that the water quality of the source is deemed unsatisfactory for distribution and that this caused the agency to delay the usual resumption of operations at the facility to undertake a full investigation. 

In keeping with the required standards, the NWC says it has since informed the public health department of the issue and has conducted extensive cleaning of the river channel/raw water source.

The NWC says it will be conducting further quality tests next week and will not resume operations at the facility until the required raw water quality standards are achieved.

In the meantime, the NWC is encouraging customers to contact the Hanover parish office 876-733-5753-6 to request trucked water.

The NWC will provide an update following the tests next week.

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