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The National Water Commission (NWC) is to receive $250 million in the upcoming fiscal year to meet engineering and project management costs, to complete 18 ongoing water supply schemes, and commence two new water supply schemes in major rural areas.
This is outlined in the 2010/11 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. The works include (in St. Catherine): Colbeck/Planters Water Supply; Colbeck Heights/Redground/Bartons Water Supply; Duxes/Point Hill Water Supply; Johns Groin Water Supply, Golden River/Waugh Hill Water Supply, and the Marlie Hill/Browns Hall/Macca Supply.
Works will be carried out on the New Roads distribution system in Westmoreland, Catadupa Water Supply in St. James, the Hill Sixty water supply system in St. Thomas, and the Cascade Water supply system (Phase I), in St. Ann.
In Clarendon, the systems to benefit from the allocation are: James Hill water supply, Peace River water supply, and Quaminus water supply (new). The other new system is Maggotty water supply (Phase I) in St. Elizabeth. Work will also continue on the following water supply systems: Broadgate, Hunts Town/Wellington; Top Enfield/Galliwasp in St. Mary; the Askinesh/Dias in Hanover; the Fruitful Vale; and Bottom Coffee Grove in Manchester.