Water levels at the two main catchment facilities in the Corporate Area continue to decline, as the water rationing system implemented by the NWC last week enters its second week.

The Hermitage Dam is now at 38-percent capacity, a decline of 7-percent compared to the level at the end of June.

While the Mona Reservoir is down to 26-percent capacity, a decline of 8-percent compared to June 29.

The Corporate Public Relations Manager at the NWC, Charles Buchanan, says storage levels have not benefited from recent rains.

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And Mr Buchanan says Western Jamaica has been spared the drought conditions which are affecting persons in the Corporate Area and the eastern end of the island.

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