NWC Lifts Prohibition Order As Inflows Increase


The National Water Commission (NWC) has formally lifted the Prohibition Order which had made it an offense under the law to use water wastefully or excessively.


In a statement, Tuesday, October 8, the NWC said it had lifted the order as a result of increased storage levels resulting from recent rainfall.



The Commission said that NWC sources, especially in eastern and southern parishes, have shown measurable improvement, following increased inflows.


Storage levels at the Mona Reservoir and Hermitage Dam have increased to more than 65% and 75% respectively over the weekend. According to NWC President Mark Barnett, this increase in rainfall and storage levels has enabled the Commission to lift the Prohibition Order imposed since May 2019.


NWC customers are still encouraged to conserve water.


Franklin McKnight

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