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No change in catchment despite rain, says NWC

Published:Friday | August 8, 2014 | 8:00 AM

Despite showers in the Corporate Area in recent days, the National Water Commission (NWC) says there has been no significant change in catchment levels at the Mona Reservoir and the Hermitage Dam.

Levels at the facilities have been desperately low in recent weeks, due to severe drought conditions being experienced across the island.

This has resulted in water rationing and restrictions in the Corporate Area.

Corporate Public Relations Manage Charles Buchanan says while the NWC is thankful for the showers, it will require days of continuous rain for storage levels to be impacted.

Although the Meteorological Service of Jamaica is forecasting rain for the next four days, Buchanan is reminding the public that the water-prohibition order is still in effect. Under the prohibition issued last month, persons found guilty of activities such as washing vehicles, watering lawns and filling swimming pools can be charged a fine or face up to 30 days imprisonment.