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NWC won't fix Patrick City leak

Published:Saturday | September 20, 2014 | 9:00 AM

We have been cautioned about continued water-conservation measures that should be applied in our day-to-day lives. Many of us have to endure water lock-offs, reduced pressure, and other inconveniences, which we can tolerate for the greater good.

However, what is untenable is the National Water Commission's (NWC) lack of diligence in applying stringent standards to its operations. I make specific reference to a situation that has existed since Monday, September 15 on lower Abernathy Drive, in Patrick City, St Andrew.

Copious amounts of water have been going to waste, despite repeated calls to the office to fix the leak, which apparently has resulted from a burst pipe.

If citizens are concerned enough to report the matter, the onus is on the NWC to perform its duties with alacrity to stave off undue wastage of this precious commodity. Instead, we've been having days of water running into drains while residents have no water in their own homes.

One hopes those who have clout can get appropriate and immediate action from the NWC.

E. PARKER