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  1. Jamaican Farmers Eye Agreement With NWC to Provide Potable Water in Rural Areas

    30 Sep 2015- 08:51 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) wants to enter into an agreement with the National Water Commission (NWC) to ensure that all rural communities have sustainable potable water supply ...

    Local Press Report - 09/30/2015 - 08:51

  2. Jamaica to Procure 15 New Water Trucks

    22 Sep 2015- 11:31 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, has announced that $180 million is to be used to immediately buy 15 new water trucks to help sections of the island affected by the ongoing drought. Ac ...

    Local Press Report - 09/22/2015 - 11:31

  3. Jamaican School Year Starts With Demonstrations Over Lack of Water

    8 Sep 2015- 10:34 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The Education Ministry on Monday evening reported that the start of the 2015/2016 academic year was marred by several protests about lack of water across the island. Climate Scarcity Social ...

    Local Press Report - 09/08/2015 - 10:34

  4. Jamaican Health Ministry Says Water-Borne Illnesses Are Under Control

    4 Sep 2015- 09:40 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The Ministry of Health is reporting that there has been no outbreak of water-borne illnesses, particularly gastroenteritis, for this year up to the month of August. Chief Medical Officer, D ...

    Local Press Report - 09/04/2015 - 09:40

  5. Wastewater Reuse Proposed as Solution to Jamaica’s Water Woes

    28 Aug 2015- 08:47 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner As Jamaica moves to answer the climate change threat to its freshwater security, wastewater has been advanced as a possible response-- but only provided there can be a change in the outlook ...

    Local Press Report - 08/28/2015 - 08:47

  6. Jamaica's NWC Says No New Water Restrictions

    4 Aug 2015- 10:46 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner The National Water Commission (NWC) has indicated that it will not be introducing any new water restriction even as the drought continues to hold the country in a vice grip. Access Climate P ...

    Local Press Report - 08/04/2015 - 10:46

  7. Labor Unrest Could Lead to Strike at Jamaica's National Irrigation Commission

    18 Jun 2015- 09:25 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) says it has written to Agriculture, Labour and Social Security Minister Derrick Kellier appealing for his urgent intervention to prevent indust ...

    Local Press Report - 06/18/2015 - 09:25

  8. Jamaica's NWC Completed 25 Projects Last Year

    1 May 2015- 09:04 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer During the last fiscal year (2014/15), the National Water Commission (NWC) completed 25 water and sewerage projects, Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change Robert Pickersgi ...

    Local Press Report - 05/01/2015 - 09:04

  9. St. Thomas Residents Concerned About Use of Asbestos Cement Pipes

    6 Apr 2015- 10:06 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner The use of asbestos cement pipes by the National Water Commission (NWC) is causing concern in yet another community. Asbestos is a known cancer-causing agent, and despite the World Health Or ...

    Local Press Report - 04/06/2015 - 10:06

  10. Five People Tried for Water Theft in Manchester, Jamaica

    4 Mar 2015- 10:01 by Local Press Report MANCHESTER Jamaica Observer Five Manchester residents were recently found guilty of illegal usage of water and trespassing on the works of the National Water Commission (NWC). NWC said in a release Tuesday that the ...

    Local Press Report - 03/04/2015 - 10:01

  11. Jamaica's NWC to Upgrade Water Systems

    16 Feb 2015- 10:49 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Information Service Water supplied to approximately 200,000 residents served by the National Water Commission’s (NWC) facilities at Martha Brae, Trelawny, will be significantly boosted to 11 millio ...

    Local Press Report - 02/16/2015 - 10:49

  12. Sewage Plant Vandalized in Jamaica

    6 Jan 2015- 10:10 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The National Water Commission (NWC) says that vital equipment was stolen from the Portmore Pines Sewage Pumping Station in St Catherine and the facility vandalised on Sunday January 4. The ...

    Local Press Report - 01/06/2015 - 10:10

  13. High Turbidity Closes Plant in Jamaica

    19 Dec 2014- 10:34 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Go Jamaica National Water Commission customers in some sections of St Catherine are presently experiencing low water pressure or without water as a result of high turbidity (muddy water) affecting inflows ...

    Local Press Report - 12/19/2014 - 10:34

  14. Jamaicans Urged to Conserve Water

    25 Nov 2014- 10:13 by Local Press Report KINGSTON EFE Jamaica's Meteorological Service has urged island residents to "remain vigilant" and conserve water due to a shortage of rainfall in some regions of the country. "Southern parishes, ...

    Local Press Report - 11/25/2014 - 10:13

  15. Jamaica's NWC Announces Supply Disruptions

    14 Nov 2014- 10:17 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Go Jamaica The National Water Commission is advising that customers in some areas served by the Hope Water Supply System in St. Andrew may be experiencing interruptions in their service. This is due to cha ...

    Local Press Report - 11/14/2014 - 10:17

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