Improved water system coming for St Elizabeth communities
Residents in several communities across St Elizabeth are to benefit from improved water supplies.
This after the newly-constructed Burnt Savannah-Knoxwood Water Supply System was commissioned into service by Water Minister Robert Pickersgill on Thursday.
The project was undertaken by the National Water Commission (NWC) at a cost of $59.6 million is expected to service to some 3,000 households in the communities of Lower Burnt Savannah, Knoxwood, Orange Grove and Exeter.
It is among seven projects being undertaken in St Elizabeth under the government’s Rural Water Upgrading Programme.
Pickersgill says the government expects to complete 26 other projects in the parishes of Westmoreland, St Elizabeth, Clarendon, St Mary and Hanover.
He says the projects will be implemented at a collective cost of $1.8 billion and demonstrate his administration’s continued commitment to improve critical water supplies across the length and breadth of the country.
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