Despite heavy rainfall on the weekend, catchment facilities in the Corporate Area remain critically low.

Speaking WITH CVM LIVE on Tuesday, September 12, Corporate Communications Manager at the National Water Commission (NWC), Charles Buchanan gave an update on the Mona Reservoir and Heritage Dam water catchment facilities.

He says water levels at the Mona Reservoir are now at 31.5%, a slight increase from the 29% recorded on Saturday.

Water levels at the Hermitage Dam are now at 44.5%, a marginal increase from the weekend’s 43%.

Mr. Buchanan says the Water Commission’s prohibition order is still in place. The order, issued in May, makes it a prosecutable offense to use excessive amounts of potable water for non-essential purposes.

He also says water lock-offs will continue in the Corporate Area for the foreseeable future and encouraged Jamaicans to implement water conservation measures.