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NWC hit by vandals again

Published:Tuesday | January 6, 2015 | 9:25 AM

Customers of the National Water Commission (NWC) in sections of St Catherine are now without water after thieves struck one of the company’s facilities.

The NWC says on Sunday operations at the Portmore Pines Sewage Pumping Station came to a halt as a result of the theft of vital equipment and the vandalism of the station.

The company has described the incident as a ruthless act of vandalism which has taken the sewage station out of operation while repairs are being effected.

It says this latest incident comes on the heels of recent action taken by the Commission to remove illegal electrical connections from the facility.

Acting Vice-president for Wastewater Operations, ONeil Shand, says the NWC continues to be plagued by the wanton destruction of its property.

He has expressed disappointment at the insensitivity of persons who indulge in what he says are acts of depravity.

Shand also states that such acts, jeopardize the smooth operations of the Commission and in turn affect the public at large.

He says the matter has been reported to the police and investigations are being done.


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