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No change in catchment despite rain - NWC

Published:Thursday | August 7, 2014 | 2:03 PM

Despite several 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 currently being experienced across the island.

This has resulted in water rationing across the corporate area, as well as a prohibition on the use of water.

Corporate Public Relations Manager at the NWC, Charles Buchanan says while the commission is thankful for the showers, it requires days of continuous rain for storage levels to be impacted.

And although the Meteorological Service is forecasting rain for the next four days, Buchanan is reminding members of the public that the water prohibition is still in effect.

Under the prohibition, which was 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.

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