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NWC: A simple, supply plan, please

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:

There seems to be no plan in place by the National Water Commission for the scheduling of water lock-offs in some areas of the Corporate Area including Aylsham where I live. Often the water is turned on for two or sometimes three consecutive days of the week. And then there is no water at all for the next four days or so.

It seems the presumption is that everyone is in possession of water tanks that are large and functional enough to carry us through for the rest of the week. But even here that is not the best way to schedule water lock-offs.

I happen to know that there are some areas where the water is scheduled for two or three hours mornings and evenings between 5 and 8 O'clock daily. That seems to make palpable good sense. One can plan around that schedule. As it now exists in my community, there is no way that we can prepare for water lock-offs as no one quite seems to know when the water will be on or off.

I am requesting the NWC to put in place a simple schedule as is done in other areas very near to the Aylsham community that I live. Schedule the period in which we receive water for two or three hours morning and/or evening each day, as the way it is done now presents a major headache and inconvenience for many, perhaps most persons, especially those of us who have young children attending school.

I am, etc.,