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Jul 24

Water Crisis in Jamaica – EcoloBlue has Solutions

With EcoloBlue’s range of products from our home units that produce up to 30 liters of water per day, all the way up to our water stations that can produce up to 1,000,000 liters of water per day, our solutions can make a huge impact for a country like Jamaica.

In a national address, Robert Pickersgill told Jamaicans the government is trucking water to hard-hit farming districts where parched conditions have withered crops. Many Jamaican small farms lack irrigation systems and depend entirely on rainwater.

Rainfall has been scarce for months and inflows into reservoirs are significantly reduced. Some water supply systems have “dried up entirely,” Pickersgill said.

Reservoirs are dwindling so badly in areas serving the island’s capital of Kingston that temporary shutoffs of the public water supply happen daily.

“This is a challenge and it is one that is made worse by higher temperatures and windy conditions that provide the perfect combination for bush fires, which, given the present water shortage, will be difficult to control and extinguish,” Pickersgill said.

Two weeks ago, the government announced that wasting water was illegal. There has been a prohibition notice on activities like filling up swimming pools and watering lawns. Water wasters can be fined or even serve a 30-day jail sentence.

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