Jamaica News, The Mayor of Spanish Town reported on the water crisis in St. Catherine recently. Many areas in the parish are not being supplied on a regular basis by the National Water Commission because of the drought.
The added number of housing developments In the area has put a strain on the available amount of water that is in the catchment facilities to supply the many homes in Ensom City, Spanish Town, Riversdale, Linstead and other nearby communities.
Some schools are on the verge of closing down, as teachers and other staff members are worried about the threat of a breakout of many diseases. Not having enough water to wash hands at this time can be a serious problem.
In the Corporate area residents are being warned that the water in the catchment facilities is running low and there might be lock offs from time to time in the near future.
However, the NWC team is working hard as they do special operations in the affected areas, trucking water and doing other things in an effort to keep customers satisfied.