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Tighter water restrictions implemented for those served by Mona Reservoir

The National Water Commission (NWC) said it had no choice but to implement new water restrictions as water levels at the two main reservoirs continue to plummet.

The NWC said the new restrictions would come into effect on Monday (July 20) meaning that customers in some areas would have supply reduced from 16 hours a day to 12 hours.

According to the NWC, the water levels at the Mona Reservoir and at the Hermitage Dam have worsened.

The NWC on Friday revealed that the Mona Reservoir was at 38.2% of capacity and the Hermitage Dam at 31.5%.

According to the NWC’s Corporate Communications Manager, Andrew Cannon, due to the prolonged dry period which is now moving into the seventh month, the entity had no choice but to reduce supplies.

Some of the areas served affected by the reduction in supply hours include sections of Mona, Harbour View, Crossroads, Casia Park Road, Mountain View Avenue, New Kingston, Downtown Kingston and sections of Old Hope Road, Hope Road, Half Way Tree Road, Waterloo Road and Hagley Park Road.

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