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NWC concerned by continued Corporate Area dry spell

Published:Friday | July 19, 2013 | 9:16 AM

Rationing of water is to continue for a while longer in sections of the Corporate Area as the National Water Commission (NWC) says drought conditions are seriously affecting its systems.

The NWC has been rationing the water supplied to customers served by the Hermitage/Constant Spring Water Supply Systemsince February.

Residents in the affected communities do not have piped water between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

The NWC also says this will continue until further notice as inflows to the Mona Reservoir and the Hermitage Dam are low.

According to the utility provider, the Mona Reservoir is at 58 per cent of its 809 million gallon capacity and the Hermitage Dam is at 36 per cent of its 393 million gallon capacity.

And the NWC says the low inflows are being exacerbated by the increased demand for water in some areas of the country as a result of the dry, hot summer conditions.

It says it has drafted contingency plans for operating its systems under various extreme conditions and it's also urging customers to conserve on their use of water.


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