Water In-flows At Mona Reservoir Drop As Drought Persists

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The National Water Commission, NWC, says it has recorded a further drop in water in-flows to the Mona Reservoir since the weekend, as severe drought conditions persist.

Corporate Communications Manager at the NWC, Charles Buchanan, says under normal conditions the plant would receive inflows of 14 to 20 million gallons per day.

But, he says since drought started to affect the island, the Commission’s been receiving only 5-million gallons of water on a daily basis. Mr. Buchanan says on Sunday the situation worsened.

Mr Buchanan says several of the NWC’s other facilities such as the Hermitage Dam, are also experiencing similar drops in water flows.

He says the NWC’s operations are also being hampered by a faulty pipeline in the Ferry area of St Andrew.

It’s why he says the water restrictions remain in place.

Charles Buchanan, Corporate Communications Manager at the National Water Commission, speaking this afternoon with Nationwide News.



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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