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Tufton calls for rainwater harvesting systems for residential developments
2013-03-02 07:54:12 | (0 Comments)
The Senate yesterday passed a motion requesting that the Government consider crafting a policy mandating that future residential developments include rainwater harvesting systems.
Opposition Senator Dr Christopher Tufton
The motion, which was moved by Opposition Senator Dr Christopher Tufton, also recommended that the Government conduct a review of the nation's existing water policy.
According to the motion, which was unanimously passed, the proposed measures are critical component that could help to drive the development of a drought-resilient society in Jamaica.
In moving the motion, Dr Tufton noted that the National Water Commission has not been able to properly meet the water demand of citizens and this has meant severe hardships for families across several communities.
As part of the consideration of the new policy, the Opposition Senator said the Government could examine the possibility of providing property tax rebates to offset the additional costs to developers.
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