Rosewell Water Supply Project

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Project Category:

General

Location/Communities Affected:

Clarendon, May Pen, Rosewell, Breadnut Bottom and Palmeto Pen

Project Description:

Project Category:      General

 Project Description:

Location/Communities Affected: Palmeto Pen/Breadnut Bottom/Rosewell

                                                     (Located in the Eastern Section of the Parish of Clarendon)

 Background and Purpose:

The Rosewell Water Supply Project was developed to directly target the communities of Rosewell and Breadnut Bottom and by default, improve the operational efficiencies at the Palmeto Pen Pumping Station. For over three (3) decades these communities - primarily Rosewell – has suffered from a lack of access to potable water.

It is against this background, the Office of the Prime Minister, in August, 2016, mandated Rural Water Supply Limited (RWSL) and the National Water Commission (NWC) to develop a solution to rescue these communities from the challenges associated with the lack of access to potable water supply, which stifles their social development.

Rural Water Supply Limited (RWSL) in collaboration with the National Water Commission (NWC), undertook the necessary investigations of the areas, including the water supply availability and determined that there was enough water available for production at the Palmeto Pen Pumping Station to satisfy the needs of the communities to be served. It was also determined that the existing 75mm diameter pipeline in Breadnut Bottom needed to be upgraded to a 150mm diameter, to allow adequate water flow to the residents who were inadequately served by the existing system. The upgrading of the existing pipeline together with new pipelines in Rosewell (mainly Robert Pond Road, Oaks Pen Road and Queen Street) will allow residents in approximately 300 house-holds access to piped water in their homes for the first time.

 Projected Outputs:

The outputs of the project were:

Improved potable water service to over 1,000 residents living in approximately 300 house-holds, two schools, and several business establishments in Rosewell and Breadnut Bottom in Clarendon.

·         Installation of over one hundred and fifty (150) new service connections

·         Upgrading of bathroom facilities to include the installation of eight (8) new low-level toilet suites and a water fountain at the Rosewell Primary School

·         Installation of several fire hydrants on the network

·         Scope for further improvement

 Operator of the System:

The National Water Commission (NWC) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the system.

 Status and Cost:

Budgeted Cost $50M; the project was completed at a cost of $38M

 Duration:

August 2016 – August 2017 (design through implementation)

 Project Management Team:

Mr. Opal Gillings, Engineering Supervisor - Rural Water Supply Ltd.

  

Installation of Fire Hydrant

  

Construction of Water Cistern for students of Rosewell Primary School

  

Queen Street pipeline being flushed

  

Pipelaying in progress

 

 

Workmen completing the refurbishment of Bathroom for Students of Rosewell Primary School, Clarendon, an initiative of Rural Water Supply Limited (RWSL)

 

Commissioning of Rosewell Water Supply System in Clarendon - The Most Hon. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica.

 

Commissioning of Rosewell Water Supply System in Clarendon from left, The Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, Minister without Portfolio (Water, Works & Housing) in the Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation, Mr. Garth Jackson, NWC, Senator Aubyn Hill, Chairman, NWC, and The Most Hon. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica.

 

Commissioning of Rosewell Water Supply System in Clarendon from left, Mr. Garth Jackson, NWC, Mr. Charles O’Connor, NWC, Senator Aubyn Hill, Chairman, NWC, The Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, Minister without Portfolio (Water, Works & Housing) in the Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation, Minister Rudyard Spencer M.P., Mr. Winston Maragh, Mayor of May Pen and Board of Director, RWSL and Mr. Audley Thompson, Managing Director, RWSL.

 

Commissioning of Rosewell Water Supply System in Clarendon from left, Senator Aubyn Hill, Chairman, NWC (speaker), Mr. Garth Jackson, NWC, The Most Hon. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, The Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, Minister without Portfolio (Water, Works & Housing) in the Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation, Minister Rudyard Spencer M.P., Mr. Winston Maragh, Mayor of May Pen and Board of Director, RWSL.

 

 

Commissioning of Rosewell Water Supply System in Clarendon from left, Mr. Audley Thompson, Managing Director, RWSL (speaker), Mr. Garth Jackson, NWC, Senator Aubyn Hill, Chairman, NWC, The Most Hon. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica and The Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, Minister without Portfolio (Water, Works & Housing) in the Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation.

 

 

Children performing at the Rosewell Commissioning Ceremony, Clarendon

 

 

Commissioning of Rosewell Water Supply System in Clarendon (from left) Mr. Winston Maragh, Mayor of May Pen and Board of Director, RWSL, Minister Rudyard Spencer M.P., The Most Hon. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica and The Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, Minister without Portfolio (Water, Works & Housing) in the Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation, (back right) Ms. Paulette Douglas, Principal, Rosewell Primary School

  

 

 

 

 

Commissioning of Rosewell Water Supply System in Clarendon from left, The Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, Minister without Portfolio (Water, Works & Housing) in the Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation, Senator Aubyn Hill, Chairman, NWC, The Most Hon. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, Minister Rudyard Spencer M.P. and Mr. Winston Maragh, Mayor of May Pen and Board of Director, RWSL

 

Project Status:

Completed
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