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NWC's treatment plant in Martha Brae affected by reduced inflows

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) says it is unable to maintain regular supply to communities served by its Martha Brae treatment facility due to declined inflows.

The NWC says a build-up of silt and debris at intake locations is to be blamed for the declined inflows.

The water utility says there is now a 90 per cent shortfall in output from the plant and so it is unable to maintain regular supply to customers in St Ann, Trelawny and St James who are served by the facility.

The impacted communities in St Ann are Discovery Bay, Bridgewater Heights, Primrose Hill, Lakeside Park, Hopewell Park, Old Polly and Parry Town.

The affected communities in St James include: Greenwood, Lilliput, Barrett Town, Rosehall, Rhyne Park Housing Scheme, Rosevale Housing Scheme, Cornwall, Spring Farm, Coral Gardens, Ironshore and Providence Heights are among the areas affected.

The affected areas in Trelawny are: Falmouth, Martha Brae, Granville, Duncans Bay, Cooper’s Pen, Rock, Florence Hall, Stonebrook, Daniel Town, Johnson Hill, Hague Housing Scheme, and Salt Marsh.