The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that the water supply to a number of communities in St Andrew and St Catherine has been disrupted due to power supply and mechanical challenges that have forced the shutdown of some of its facilities.
In a release today, the NWC advised that single phase power supply issues have forced the shutdown of operations at the Well G at the Eastern Headworks and the Waterloo Booster facilities in St Catherine, as well as the Rock Hall facility in St Andrew.
Consequently, the water supply to the following communities have been affected: Kent Village, Spanish Town Road, Molynes Road, Washington Boulevard, sections of downtown Kingston, Hamilton Gardens, Christian Gardens & Pen, Newland Road, Cumberland, Cedar Grove, Edgewater, Waterford, Gregory Park, Braeton, Braeton Relift, Independence City, Hellshire, Eltham Acres, Eltham, Greendale, Keystone, St Jago Gardens, Patten Park, Richard Hall, Waterloo Gardens and Ensom Acres.
Other affected areas in St Andrewinclude: Coopers Hill, Rock Hall, parts of Red Hills, Topper Hill, Mount Atlas, Belvedere Drive, Waugh Hill, Carr Hill, Frazer Crescent, Woodland, Woodland Circle, and Walkers Hill.
And in St Catherine, Waterloo, Waterloo Heights, Mt Dawson, Mt Moreland, and Montaque Heights are also affected.
In addition, the White Marl facilities have also been shut down due to operational issues at the plant. As a result, the water supply to downtown Kingston, Spanish Town Road, Duhaney Park, Washington Gardens & Boulevard, Windsor Heights, parts of Greendale, Central Village, Twickenham Park Housing Scheme, Twickenham Park Industrial Estate, has been disrupted.
The water utility has assured that regular water supply will be restored as soon as the power supply and operational issues are corrected.