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Water Woes Worsen


The water woes facing the country has worsened.

This, as Corporate Public Relations Manager at the National Water Commission, NWC, Charles Buchanan, says storage levels at the Hermitage Dam have dipped to 35-percent.

But, Mr. Buchanan says capacity at the Mona Reservoir is hovering close to 90-percent.

Much of the eastern section of the island has been experiencing drought conditions and little rainfall in recent weeks.

Mr. Buchanan says in addition to the water restrictions in some areas, the NWC will be managing water outflows from the dams until the wet season comes around.

Some St Thomas residents will have to wait no later than Saturday to receive regular water supply.

That’s according to Corporate Public Relations Manager at National Water Commission, NWC, Charles Buchannan.

The disruption comes as the East Albion Pumping Station in St Thomas is out of service as a result of electro-mechanical issues.

The station services affected areas like Albion, Easington, the Yallahs Housing Scheme and Poorman’s Corner.

Mr. Buchannan told Nationwide News measures are in place for residents to access water.


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