Jamaica could save some 15-million gallons of water a day, simply by recycling waste water for agricultural purposes.

It’s one of the initiatives being pursued by the Central Wastewater Treatment Company, CWTC and the National Irrigation Commission, NIC.

Water that typically goes to the NIC to irrigate farms, would in turn be freed up for domestic consumption.

The Managing Director of CWTC, Keith Goodison explains.

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The water swap initiative was mentioned as a medium term solution, by Water Minister Robert Pickersgill during a press conference to address the drought last week.

However, Mr. Goodison says funds are needed to undertake a study to explore the possibility of implementing the water swap system.

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