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EDITORS' FORUM: Water worries - NWC mulls punitive charges for consumers in dry spells

Oct 28th, 2021 | Category: GLEANER PREMIUM | 3:11
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#JamaicaGleaner #Water #NWC #MarkBarnett #Drought OCTOBER 28, 2021: The National Water Commission (NWC) will soon be approaching its regulator, the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), with a request for a punitive water rate for periods of drought in a bid to drive conservation. NWC President Mark Barnett revealed that in times of drought, the utility company sees “very little change in terms of consumption”, causing a drag on resources, including greater requests for trucking of the commodity.

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