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Minister of State for Housing, Water, Transport and Works, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has said that the National Water Commission (NWC) would be providing water to communities in Portland and St. Mary, which were experiencing inadequate supplies as a result of the drought conditions affecting the country.
The State Minister, who gave the assurance during a familiarization tour of water supply systems and projects in the parishes on May 11, said that his Ministry and the NWC were working assiduously to respond to the needs of the people in affected areas as best as possible.
He noted that because of the drought conditions, the NWC has had to regulate supplies to some areas and to truck the commodity to other communities, in order to ensure that everyone was provided with the service.Dr. Ferguson said that the Commission would also be repairing leaks to prevent any loss of water.
The State Minister, who toured facilities at Agualta Vale and Iterboreale in St. Mary and White River in Portland, noted that despite the drought conditions, service was progressing well.
He added that the observations made would better enable the Ministry and the NWC to take the necessary decisions as to the measures to be implemented to improve supply systems in the areas visited.