Water Restrictions To Affect 5 Parishes


The National Water Commission (NWC) has reintroduced water restrictions as it is experiencing rapid declines at its Hermitage Dam and Mona Reservoir.

Understanding this, communities served by the Hermitage Dam will now receive water according to a schedule developed.

Water will be pumped daytime from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will be available to St Andrew communities above the West King’s House Road intersection, from Constant Spring Road all the way to Duhaney Park.

Meanwhile, communities below the West King’s House Road intersection that are bordered by Cassia Park and Rose Town will get night-time supplies from 6 pm to 6 am.

In January, restrictions were implemented for communities in the Corporate Area served by the Mona Treatment Plant.

Now, the NWC notes that they are experiencing low pressures or no water conditions between 9:30 p.m. and 5 a.m., daily.

The communities served by the Mona plant are: Mona Heights, Hope Road, Molynes Road, Half Way Tree Road, downtown Kingston and Upper Maxfield Avenue.

Dry conditions are also affecting other plants and, therefore, water supply in the parishes of St Ann, Clarendon, St Mary and Portland have been limited.

Nonetheless, NWC says trucking of water to those parishes has been increased.


Shannon Dale Reid

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