Corporate Public Relations Manager at the National Water Commission, NWC, Charles Buchanan says normal water pumping has been restored to a number of its systems in St. Elizabeth that were affected by a power outage on Friday.

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On Friday, Mr. Buchanan told our news centre that other facilities would be back in operation by that evening.

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However, he says before the usual pumping can resume, detailed checks have to be made to ensure the systems are not damaged.

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Some fourteen NWC systems, mostly in St. Elizabeth and a few other adjoining parishes, were affected by the power outage.

Mr. Buchanan says customers either did not have water or experienced low water pressure in their pipelines.

The Jamaica Public Service says the disruption occurred after a man believed to be mentally challenged climbed one of its transformers in the Magotty district.