The Gleaner, Jamaica: Several St Catherine communities, which are currently under a lockdown, are without water.

In a tweet about an hour ago, the country’s chief water distribution company, the National Water Commission (NWC), said the disruption is due to a broken distribution pipeline.

Repairs are being carried out and should be completed by 8pm.

The communities being affected by the disruption are:

  1. The capital, Spanish Town
  2. Westmore
  3. Hampton Green
  4. Lakemore
  5. Newton Avenue
  6. McCoy’s Land
  7. Mayfair Mews
  8. Brunswick Avenue
  9. Job’s Lane
  10. White Water Meadows
  11. Eltham Park
  12. Hartland
  13. McCook’s Pen
  14. Leiba Gardens
  15. Sydenham Gardens
  16. Wedgewood Gardens
  17. Willowdene and Hopedale housing schemes and all roads leading off Old Harbour Road.

Disruptions in Portland tomorrow

Meanwhile, the NWC says, residents in Port Antonio and Boundbrook, Portland should brace for disruptions tomorrow, as the company performs emergency pipeline repairs.

The disruption should take place from 10am to 2pm.

The company is encouraging customers to store water for use during the period.