Rio Cobre oil spill leads to shutdown of NWC treatment plant

An oil spill in the Rio Cobre Valley in St. Catherine has resulted in the National Water Commission (NWC), shutting down the Spanish Town Treatment Plant. 
A news release from the NWC says contaminated raw water did not enter its facility or pipelines.  
The Water Commission says it is monitoring the situation and will make adjustments to supply the affected areas.
Several communities will experience no water or low water pressure until conditions are favourable to restore inflows to the plant.
They include Spanish Town, Westmore, Hampton Green, Lakemore Gardens, Job Lane, White Water Meadows, Sydenham Gardens and the Willowdene Housing Scheme.

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