Brace For More Water Restrictions – NWC

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The National Water Commission, NWC, is warning customers to brace for more restrictions. 

NWC’s Corporate Communications Manager, Charles Buchanan, says the Meteorological Office has projected that the drought will continue through to September. 

The NWC says the drought conditions across the island, are still impacting its water supply systems in the Corporate Area.

He says the Mona Reservoir is just over 33% of its capacity, the Hermitage at 76%, and some like the Mountain House in Violet Bank are at zero. 

He says 90% of the NWC’s water systems have been severely impacted. 

This is why the NWC is warning its customers to anticipate possible disruptions, especially in the areas most affected.

The NWC says they are streamlining water supply and trucking schedules to better respond to the various areas being affected.

The NWC is reminding customers to consider the recommendations to reduce and re-use water and also to replace leaky pipes. 

Mr. Buchanan also says the NWC is concerned about what he says are extreme droughts followed by extreme weather which causes flooding. 

Charles Buchanan, Corporate Communications Manager at the Nation Water Commission, speaking last evening on Nationwide @5.


Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.


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