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NWC to truck water to Stewart Town
2013-03-05 11:23:43 | with audio | (0 Comments)
Customers of the National Water Commission (NWC) in sections of Trelawny should soon get a reprieve from the harsh drought conditions now affecting them.
The NWC has mandated its team at the local level to increase its water trucking operations in Trelawny and in particular in Stewart Town.
Yesterday, residents of Stewart Town demonstrated about the lack of water by blocking several roads.
The NWC’s Vice President David Geddes says the trucking will have to be stepped up because of the severity of the drought.
Geddes says the regular water supply was disrupted early last month because of mechanical problems at the Barnstaple Deep Well facility.
He says replacement of the pump took longer than expected as the requisite parts had to be built to specification.
Geddes says the NWC is awaiting response from the Office of Utilities Regulation on an $8 billion tank rehabilitation programme.
The Water and Environment Minister, Robert Pickersgill recently indicated that discussions were to be held at the Cabinet level on ways to provide more assistance to residents in drought stricken parishes.
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NWC’s Vice President David Geddes.
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