NWC restores water supply to communities impacted by recent shut down of treatment plant following effluent spill into Rio Cobre

The National Water Commission (NWC) has restored water supply to communities that were impacted by the recent shutdown of the Spanish Town treatment plant, following an effluent spill into the Rio Cobre.


The shutdown affected thousands of customers in St Catherine, Kingston and St Andrew.


NWC’s Corporate Public Relations Manager, Andrew Canon said the service was restored on Thursday (August 11).


Mr Canon said the decision to restore the water supply was made based on recent water quality test results.

He noted that customers in some areas may still be experiencing a disruption, and urged patience, as the pipelines are gradually being re-engaged.



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