KINGSTON –– The National Water Commission (NWC) says the vigilance of its Revenue Recovery Programme in collaboration with the police saw 53 people being arrested for trespassing on the works of the utility company last month. The NWC says the operations resulted in the removal of 888 illegal connections to its system.
It says since the start of the year just under 11,000 illegal supplies have been disconnected and 378 people prosecuted for trespassing.
The utility company emphasized that people who illegally connect to its network are not only robbing the commission of water and potential revenue, but also robbing legitimate customers of a good quality, reliable supply of water. The company therefore urges people not to connect illegally to its systems and is encouraging the public to report any suspicion of an illegal connection.
And the NWC is encouraging customers who are in arrears to come in and make arrangements to have the accounts regularized. (Jamaica Gleaner)