The Cost of Water

July 19th, 2014

Jamaicans are very resourceful so it was no surprise that the recent drought has created business ‘opportunities’. Several enterprising citizens have been fortunate enough to have stored water while others are languishing without the precious commodity. So what has been the solution? Water for sale of course! I have seen an increase in the sales [...]


Water Woes – Increase by N.W.C. hit consumers!

October 12th, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer Although we live on an island surrounded by water, we always seem to be in a constant struggle to give everyone an adequate supply of the precious commodity. The abundance of rainfall we experience does nothing to relieve our problems. I remember once after a heavy downpour that [...]


Consumers brace for increase in water bills

May 5th, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer The slogan on my water bill reads, ‘A small price for a big service’. I wonder what qualifies as a ‘small price’? These days nothing is small and certainly not my water bills. The average water bill varies depending on the consumption level of the household as well [...]


Jamaica – Land of wood and no water?

April 14th, 2012

Okay I am officially confused. Why do we have such problems maintaining a steady supply of water? Once again, the land of wood and water is suffering from a lack of water especially in the Kingston area. N.W.C Corporate Public Relations Manager, Charles Buchanan, said the dry season which began in December, is affecting about [...]


How much chlorine is in your water?

October 14th, 2011

The recent controversy over the low levels of chlorine in the water below the Cross roads area of Kingston, Jamaica makes me wonder about the chlorine levels in other areas. Are chlorine levels routinely checked or is it a once in a while activity? Are there any ways for consumers to know if the level of cholrine in their water is [...]


Water Woes

April 16th, 2010

“Water, Water everywhere and not a drop to drink,” (quote by English Romantic poet Samuel Coleridge) The lack of water has certainly dried up some of my daily activities.  It is ironic that the land of wood and water,  has no water.  I dream of  the time when I will have the luxury of taking  long baths.  I [...]