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NWC assessing damage to pipeline attached to Airy Castle Bridge

Published:Monday | February 18, 2019 | 9:39 AM
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The National Water Commission (NWC) says it is currently undertaking an assessment of the damage to pipeline attached to the Airy Castle Bridge in St Andrew.

The pipe were dislocated after the structure collapsed as a truck attempted to make the crossing yesterday.

The NWC says operations at its Seaview Treatment Plant have been shut down following the dislocation of the raw water mains that supply the plant.

The agency says the damaged pipeline will result in the loss of approximately 2.2 million gallons of water per day that is normally distributed to supply a number of communities.

These communities will now be impacted by water supply disruptions until the problem is corrected.

Areas include Stony Hill, Golden Spring, Jack's Hill, Stillwell Road, Lawrence Tavern, Tavistock Heights, Manning's hill, Bridge Mount, Sunset Avenue, Boone Hall, Mount Ogle, Skyline Drive and Mountain Spring.

The NWC is assuring that every effort will be made to restore regular water supply in the shortest possible time.

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