Several Sections of Corporate Area Hit by Water Restrictions


The National Water Commission (NWC) says it will be instituting a series of scheduled water supply arrangements to more evenly distribute water between different areas within the Corporate Area.

According to the NWC, the areas are being impacted by breaks on its Ferry Water Supply Pipeline which cannot be repaired and a combination of other issues on its network.

The NWC says a key issue is the major breaks on the existing Ferry/Mandela transmission pipeline in an area that is effectively inaccessible to the Commission.

The Commission says it’s under approximately 35-feet of earth and road construction material. This has deprived the Commission of about 5 million gallons of water per day or more than 10-per cent of the Corporate Areas’ daily water needs.

It has also disconnected the major source of supply to many communities.

The NWC says frequent breaks on pipelines along Constant Spring Road as a result of ongoing road construction works often forcing the shut-down of the Constant Spring Water Treatment Plant has also affected its water supply.

With immediate effect, areas such as Haven Meade and Smokey Vale will now be supplied with water between 8 pm and 4 am.

Rock Pond, Red Hills, Brentwood, Leas Flat, Belvedere, and Forrest Hills will be supplied with water between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

Meadowbrook Estate, Perkins Boulevard, Queensborough, Abberville Drive and Patrick City will be supplied with water between 4:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

While Cassia Park, Moreton Park, Olympic Gardens, Dunrobin Avenue, Ziadie Gardens and State Gardens will receive their supply between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Devon Road, Kingsway, Lady Musgrave and Braemar Avenue will be supplied with water between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m

While Spanish Town Road, Molynes Road, Washington Boulevard and sections of downtown, Kingston will receive their supply between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays.

And sections of Portmore in St Catherine inlcuding Hamilton Gardens, Christian Gardens & Christian Pen, Newland Road, Cumberland, Cedar Grove, Edgewater, Waterford, Gregory Park, Braeton, Independence City and Hellshire will be supplied with water between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. on weekdays.

The NWC says these scheduled supply arrangements will better enable the Commission to share the water supplies available in the Corporate Area and to more effectively respond to other routine or emergency situations that may develop or arise.

The National Water Commission is assuring its customers that every effort is being made to move water across the city so that all its customers can benefit from the best service possible.

This, the NWC says, while every effort is also being made to fast-track the completion of the new replacement pipeline along the new roadway.


In 2018, Tauna won the UNICEF Media Award for Excellence in Reporting on Children’s Rights. She graduated from CARIMAC in 2015 and joined NNN in 2016. Since then, she’s covered several high-profile court cases including the X6 murder trial, the police death squad trial and is currently covering the Uchence Wilson Gang trial. Thomas is the Producer of Talking History heard on Nationwide Radio every Saturday.

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