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The National Water Commission (NWC) has substantially completed the transmission main from Six Miles to downtown Kingston, which is one of the major transmission mains serving Kingston and St. Andrew, at cost of more than $3.4 billion.
The entity also rehabilitated the five-million-gallon Treated Water Storage Reservoir at Constant Spring.
This was noted by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, with responsibility for Works, Hon. Everald Warmington, as he made his contribution to the 2022/23 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 11.
“The completion of both projects will result in improved service and reliability to over 500,000 persons in residential, commercial and socially challenged areas across the Corporate Area,” the Minister said.
The NWC also completed and commissioned potable water supply upgrading works in the rural communities of Luana/Middle Quarters and New Building/Nain in St Elizabeth; Macka Hill, George Lue, Spot Road and Hamilton Mountain in St Mary; Patton Park, Richard Hall and Mount Dawson in St. Catherine as well as Baron Hill to Samuel Prospect in Trelawny.
“It is estimated that over 50,000 customers have benefited from these improvement works,” Mr. Warmington said.
Meanwhile, the NWC rehabilitated and upgraded three Wastewater Treatment Plants that serve the communities of Greater Portmore, Eltham Park, Horizon Park, Sydenham and Tawes Pen in St Catherine, providing more than 250,000 persons with improved sewerage services and improving effluent standards compliance.
Mr. Warmington also informed that the NWC has extended the sewage collection network in Kingston and St Andrew to provide centralised service and facilitate land development projects in sections of Mona Heights, Upper Hope Road, Millsborough and Barbican, benefiting approximately 200 properties/households.