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Why not fix water shortage?

Published:Monday | November 3, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In the area where I live, water came back after 7 o'clock Sunday morning. On some mornings, when there is work and school to get ready for, it comes back after 6 o'clock.

The National Water Commission (NWC) falls under the ambit of the Government, doesn't it? And for years, since mi was a bwoy, we have had a water-supply problem government after government. It doesn't matter which party is in. It appears that successive governments have failed, refused and/or neglected to address the issue of water seriously.

How can there be a 40-year recurring problem at this time every year and there is no change? Every year, there are water lock-offs. Presumably, the problem is known - more storage is required.

In root-cause analysis management, the problem is analysed, addressed and fixed. In the final analysis, the question is asked, what can be done differently to prevent a recurrence? Not much has appeared to have been done over the last three to four decades to mitigate against the persistent water problems.

Returning the water after 7 o'clock on a Sunday morning is not acceptable.

HANDEL JOHNSON

hjohnson@cwjamaica.com

Kingston 5