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Water Sector Policy Consultation Kicks Off in Montego Bay

The first in a series of four regional consultations on the Water Sector Policy and Implementation plan was held at the Wexford Hotel in Montego Bay, on Thursday, April 10. The forum, being staged by the Ministry of Water, Land Environment and Climate Change, in collaboration with the Global Water…

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More Water for High School in St. Ann

A rainwater harvesting system, constructed at a cost of $3.6 million, was commissioned into service at the Aabuthnott Gallimore High School, in Alexandria, St. Ann,  on March 28, by Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill. Funding for the facility, designed to assist the school community…

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Improved Water Supply for Thornton

Just over 1,700 residents of Thornton and adjoining communities in eastern St. Thomas are now benefitting from improved water supply, following the commissioning of the $36 million Thornton water supply system, on March 27. The project, undertaken over nine months, was jointly funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), which…

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Many More Jamaicans Received Potable Water In 2013

The Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, led by Minister, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, pursued several initiatives in 2013 to improve domestic water supply and upgrade sewerage systems across the island. PROVISION OF WATER Several projects were undertaken to provide potable water to more Jamaicans across the country. Projects…

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NWC Implementing Drought Mitigation Measures

The National Water Commission (NWC) is putting in place all the necessary measures to ensure that adequate water supplies are maintained across the island during the dry period, which runs from January to March. Vice President for Non Revenue Water/Energy Cost Reduction at the NWC, Mark Blair, said that currently,…

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3,000 Residents to Benefit From Improved Access to Potable Water

Approximately 3,000 residents of communities in North Eastern and South Western St. Elizabeth are to benefit from improved access to potable water, under the Burnt Savannah/Knoxwood Water Supply Mains Replacement and Upgrading Project. The project, which is slated to cost $59.6 million, will be undertaken over 20 months and is…

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Minister Pickersgill Appeals for More Rainwater Harvesting

Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, has renewed his appeal for more Jamaicans to harvest rainwater for domestic use. The Minister, who was addressing the official handing over of the Pleasant Valley Water Catchment Facility in Clarendon on November 6, said that rainwater harvesting is…

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World Town Planning Day to Focus on Water

On Friday, November 8, Jamaica will join the rest of the international community in observing World Town Planning Day (WTPD), which will focus on expanding access to, and encouraging more efficient use of potable water. The day will be observed under the theme: ‘Water: Too much, too little, Unusable or in…

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