Property owners and occupants in sections of Port Antonio, Portland, are being encouraged by the National Water Commission (NWC) to connect to its new Port Antonio Sewerage System.
The NWC says 460 properties have already been identified and sewer laterals have been installed to the boundaries of these properties under the Port Antonio Water, Sewerage & Drainage Project.
The agency says it is now up to property owners to make arrangements to finish on-site activities necessary to complete connection to the network.
It notes that the NWC Act states that sewerage rates may be applied to all properties within 100 yards of the sewer mains whether or not they are connected after the public has been advised.
The NWC says sewerage rates will be charged beginning November 1, 2018.