Jamaica: Water Theft Creating Supply Havoc


The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that the persistent practice of illegally connecting to the piped water supply network is wreaking havoc on its distribution operations, especially in several areas of St Elizabeth, and is to be blamed for many of the supply problems affecting that parish. The company said that so rampant and damaging is water theft in the region that it has to dedicate two days out of each week to conduct operations, with police support, to remove illegal connections from the network.