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  • Hundreds of residents of several communities, encompassing the constituencies of East. St. Andrew and East Kingston and Port Royal, will now have reliable and consistent supply of potable water, following the commissioning into service of the Pleasant Heights supply system.
  • The project, undertaken by the National Water Commission (NWC), involved the refurbishing of the water pump.
  • Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, in his remarks at the commissioning service on Saturday, December19, hailed the NWC team for completing the work within a short period of time and encouraged the citizens to get connected to the system.

Hundreds of residents of several communities, encompassing the constituencies of East. St. Andrew and East Kingston and Port Royal, will now have reliable and consistent supply of potable water, following the commissioning into service of the Pleasant Heights supply system.

The project, undertaken by the National Water Commission (NWC), involved the refurbishing of the water pump.

Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, in his remarks at the commissioning service on Saturday, December19, hailed the NWC team for completing the work within a short period of time and encouraged the citizens to get connected to the system.

He noted that the company has set up a special window this week to accommodate residents in completing contracts for their connection.

Minister Paulwell, who is also Member of Parliament for East Kingston and Port Royal, also encouraged them to be conscientious in paying their water bills and to conserve on the use of the commodity.

“We have to make sure that we use the water wisely, but most importantly, we all have to ensure that we undertake our responsibility,” he said.

Mayor of Kingston, Senator Dr. Angella Brown Burke, who is also Councillor of the Norman Gardens Division, welcomed the improved water supply to the area.

“Today is a wonderful day; it’s a day for us to celebrate. They say water is life and life has been brought to the community,” she said, while calling on the residents to protect the pump.

President of the NWC, Mark Barnett, also echoed the call for residents to take care of the system.

He said that having an operational pump in the area will lessen water challenges during periods of drought.

Member of Parliament for East St. Andrew, Andre Hylton, also expressed gratitude to the NWC.