NWC removes 40 illegal connections on day 1 of MoBay crackdown

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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ST JAMES, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that it removed a total of 40 illegal connections on Monday in the resort town of Montego Bay.

The move comes as part of an all-week zero-tolerance operation against lawlessness and disorder in the city.

The operation, dubbed Restore Paradise, the City of Montego Bay', began on Monday.

It is being spearheaded by the St James Police Division.

NWC said on the first day, 40 illegal connections were identified and removed. Of this number, two food establishments had bypass connections.

The entity said in the Railway Lane area there was one illegal connection that was used to serve several homes and business establishments.

It noted that while several persons were warned for prosecution, the opportunity was used to urge persons to become legitimate customers.

“Rather than using the harsh approach, we are using this opportunity to advise our delinquent customers of our 'welcome back' programme where we encourage regularisation of customers without the heavy back charges being applied,” said Nadesia Tracey, community relations officer for NWC's western region.

“For the rest of the week, we really hope to continue, and we hope for a bigger success [today],” she told OBSERVER ONLINE.

Anthony Lewis


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