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Corporate Area water supply affected by ongoing road work

Another major water supply system in the Corporate Area has been affected due to road improvement activities.
 
According to a joint statement from the National Water Commission (NWC), and the National Works Agency (NWA), the Rio Cobre/Tulloch Spring Water Transmission Main along the Mandela Highway was damaged yesterday.
 
It occurred in the vicinity of  the intersection with Tom Cringle Drive.
 
The NWC and the NWA say efforts are being made to carryout emergency repairs over the weekend.
 
As a result, the pipeline will be shutdown.
 
The pipeline transmits water to sections of  Portmore and St. Catherine as well as parts of  Kingston and St. Andrew such as Spanish Town Road, Marcus Garvey Drive, Molynes Road, Washington Boulevard and sections of  downtown Kingston.
 
Yesterday it was reported that water supply problems in the Corporate Area are worsening as the NWC struggles to keep up with repairs to its systems due to the road projects.
 
The NWC said its teams have been working 24 hours daily to repair damaged pipelines on Constant Spring Road.
 
NWC President, Mark Barnett, says at least four major breaks occurred last week along the thoroughfare.
 
This resulted in several customers in the Corporate Area being without water.


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