Delano Williams, acting corporate communication manager at the NWC
By Clinton McGregor
The National Water Commission (NWC) is again warning customers in the Corporate Area and St. Catherine to brace for further water restrictions as the country continues to be affected by low levels of rainfall.
A prohibition notice issued by the NWC last week comes into effect Friday.
Under the prohibition notice, water supplied by drought affected systems must not be used for irrigation of and watering of gardens, lawns and farms.
The ban also applies to the washing of vehicles with the use of a hose and watering or washing of roadways, pavements, paths, garages or out rooms.
Delano Williams, the acting corporate communication manager at the NWC, said the utility provider had no choice but to introduce the measure due to critically low storage levels at the island's two main catchments - Mona Reservoir and Hermitage Dam.
"As we speak, the Mona facility is at 32 per cent. The Constant Spring facility is at 38%, and we will have to monitor these should it become necessary to make further adjustments in the regulation times that currently apply," he noted.