The National Water Commission (NWC) says it has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the National Works Agency (NWA) for the repaving of roads dug up by the utility company.
This comes on the heels of concern that the NWC has been damaging newly paved roads to fix leaking pipes.
We have just signed a Memorandum of Understanding. We had signed one before but it didn’t go as far as the one we now are pursuing. When the team goes out to do repairs, the NWA will know in advance where we are working and they will then come behind and do the repairs. They have the authority, they have the techniques. They know how roads should be repaird. It will be paid for by NWC but where we are moving to is that this MOU will be operation and it involves all aspects of our road activities,” said NWC President, Mark Barnett.
Meanwhile, the NWC says it will save US$16 million at the end of its Kingston and St Andrew non-revenue water reduction programme.The US$45.5 Million project is expected to be completed in 2020.
It is being undertaken through a partnership with the NWC and Israeli company MIYA.
Barnett says the initiative aims to stem water loss through leaks and theft.