A large number of residents in Treadways and adjoining communities in St Catherine now have access to potable water.
This follows the completion of work in phase two of the John Groyne water supply system at a cost of $13 million. Phase one was completed two years ago at a cost of $9.6 million.
It has been a long wait for residents, but those who turned out to witness the commissioning of the new facility erupted in cheers when Water Minister and Member of Parliament Robert Pickersgill turned on the supply system.
The project was undertaken by the Rural Water Supply Limited and includes the installation of pipelines to channel water to York Street, Palms Crossing, Mingle Lane, Farm Yard, and Red Pond Lane.