Councillor for the Papine Division in the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation, KSAC, the PNP’s Venesha Phillips, says she’s concerned that the water shortage in the area may spark a public health crisis among members of the disabled community.
The country’s largest community for disabled persons, Cheshire Village, is located in her Division.
Several communities in the Papine Division are scheduled to receive water only every two days, under the latest water rationing measure imposed on corporate area communities by the NWC.
Councillor Phillips says she’s worried that Cheshire Village residents will struggle to cope.
Councillor Phillips says the NWC appear not to have considered the impact the new rationing measures will have on her disabled constituents.
Councillor Phillips says the PNP administration and the NWC have again failed to adequately prepare for this year’s drought.