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Some communities without potable water due to turbidity

The National Water Commission (NWC) is warning that several communities in St. Catherine will be without drinking water as it has been forced to shut down the Spanish Town treatment plant.

NWC's Corporate Communication Manager, Andrew Canon, said the inclement weather has caused turbidity issues which forced the shutdown.  

The communities whose water supply will be affected include Spanish Town, Old Harbour, St. John's Road, Valdez Road, parts of Horizon Park, Sydenham Villas and Willowdene.

In Clarendon, Mr. Canon said turbidity issues are also affecting the water supply to New Ground, Peterkin, Summerfield, Rose Hill, Good Hope, Cassava, Jericho, and Hickory.

Sections of the Corporate Area and eastern parishes have also been affected, including Dublin Castle, Queen Hill, Constitution Hill, Hope Flat, Miller Gap, Mahoney, Rose Hall and Bull Bay.

Mr. Canon urged residents of the affected communities to "be patient" as the NWC must wait until turbidity issues subside before "things return to normal".