As the drought ravaging the Island worsens, South West St Elizabeth is having it worse than many. However plans are now in place to address the crisis. That’s according to Floyd Green the sitting Member of Parliament.
The following is a statement posted to his official Facebook page addressing the water issues.
Most of you are aware that traditionally SW St. Elizabeth has had water challenges. Over the last few weeks the challenges have gotten even greater, as the Newell Pump and the Hopewell pump have been experiencing technical difficulties.
Today I along with Members of the Municipal Corporation met with Minister Charles, our Minister in charge of water and other members of the Ministry’s team including the NWC, Rural Water and Water Resources Authority. We went through the full issues facing the constituency and have crafted some plans to remedy same.
As a matter of urgency an allocation will be made so that we can truck water to the most affected areas. Support will be provided from the NIC until the Newell pump has been addressed. Pipe Changes are coming to Spice Grove, Slipe and Stonefield while rural water will be addressing some issues in Lancewood and surrounding communities.
We will be exploring a well in Brucefield to serve Vineyard, Arlington and Brucefield. Lots to be done but we will get it done.