Corporate Public Relations Manager at the National Water Commission, NWC, Andrew Cannon, says there’ll be no suspension of its disconnection drive over the festive period.

His pronouncement follows questions about whether the Commission would suspend its operations until after the festive season.

The NWC’s recently operationalised “pay for it or lose it” disconnection drive is in an effort to collect outstanding payments from customers who have arrears with the utility company.

Meanwhile, Mr. Canon says the enforcement drive has so far yielded what he describes as ‘relatively positive results’.

Mr. Canon says Portland residents in particular have been paying their arrears.

Andrew Cannon, Corporate Public Relations Manager at the National Water Commission, speaking with Nationwide News.

He says residents in certain communities in the parishes of Portland, Hanover, St. Mary, St. Thomas, St. James, Westmoreland and Manchester will continue to face disconnection during the holiday period.

In the meantime, Mr. Canon is appealing to persons who aren’t able to pay in full to visit the NWC’s offices and work out a payment plan.

He’s also appealing to all Jamaicans to practice water conservation during the festive period to avoid a massive water bill in January.

Andrew Cannon, Corporate Public Relations Manager at the National Water Commission.