PR – The National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) is acting to resolve the current water supply difficulties in Richmond, St. Andrew.
The community, which is served by the Plaissance Water System, has in recent weeks been experiencing consistent interruptions in water supply, attributed to several issues including highly turbid water, which hampers treatment for distribution.
As a short-term measure, the Authority is utilizing a valving schedule to ensure equitable distribution to the communities served by the system. This is being done while it works to complete its ‘Dry River Project’ that will result in an additional 100,000 gallons capacity storage reserve, for supply to consumers.
The Authority is also preparing to construct a new clear well at the Plaissance Water System with work scheduled to begin in December 2023 and completed within a period of three months.
This new clear well will address water quality issues and supply shortages. It will contribute an extra 50,000 gallons of water for the community, providing a three-day reserve during periods of intense rainfall.