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Article: Ground Breaking For The Mason River/ Kellits / Sandy River Water Supply System

December 9, 2013

“Contractors get out there and do your preparatory work before submitting bids, because at the end of the day we hold you to your financial submission and if the work stops, your past performance or track record will be taken into account in future bid evaluations”.

These were the words to contractors from Minister of Water, Land, Environment & Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill when he broke ground for the Mason River / Kellits / Sandy River Water Supply System in August, 2013.

The project is expected to improve and upgrade the water supply in the Kellits to Crofts Hill service areas.

When completed, this $200M project which crosses the parishes of Clarendon and St. Ann is expected to improve the water supply for  approximately 15,000 persons in the residential institutions and commercial areas of Mason River, Sandy River, Douglas Castle, Macknie, Rhoden Hall, Elbow Corner, and  Shooter, to name a few.

It is also expected to:

  • Reduce/eradicate water losses resulting from a decrease in non-revenue water (NRW)
  • Reduce the maintenance and operational cost to correct leaks, reinstate roadways and regulate the water supply.
  • Eliminate the need for trucking water due to provision of high quality and a continuous supply of water
  • Improve customer satisfaction to customers who will now benefit from improvements to existing NWC connections.
  • Effect operational improvement and energy savings.

Honourable Robert Pickersgill, Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change along with Honourable Horace Dalley, Member of Parliament for Northern Clarendon, Rural Water     Supply Limited’s Director, Bishop Omar Oliphant and NWC Chairman, Dr. Leary Myers break ground for the Mason River/Kellits Water Supply System.

 

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