By Halshane Burke
The National Water Commission (NWC) is warning that it will be strictly enforcing the prohibition notice barring the use of water from its systems for non-essential purposes.
The notice took effect last Friday.
Delano Williams, acting corporate communications manager at the NWC, says the agency will utilise its existing network of personnel to ensure the notice is enforced.
"We have a number of field officers who are out, our meter reading teams; we have special persons checking premises, observing, taking notes. We’re also encouraging the public to share the information with us though. If you see these kind of illegal behaviour being carried out...we’re asking you to report it to us as well. And any person we catch, we’ll report it to the police and they’ll take action from there," he warned.
The fine is $1,000 per occasion of a breach, and a failure to pay could result in a term of imprisonment.
Mr. Williams was speaking Monday on The Morning Agenda on Power 106.