Gov’t Embarks on Project to Reduce Water Loss

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedGov’t to Strictly Enforce NWC Prohibition Notice Gov’t Embarks on Project to Reduce Water LossJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsThe Government is embarking on a $4.9 billion project aimed at reducing water loss in the Corporate Area due to leaks and theft.The five-year Non-Revenue Water Reduction Co-Management Project in Kingston and St. Andrew is intended to improve water supply to residents, and save the National Water Commission (NWC) billions of dollars in lost revenue.It involves partnership with Israeli-based company, Miya, known for its implementation of efficiency solutions worldwide. RelatedNWC Offers Deals to Delinquent Customerscenter_img Photo: Yhomo Hutchinson Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (2nd right); and Chairman, National Water Commission (NWC), Prakash Vaswani (left), sign the contract for the $4.9 billion Non-Revenue Water Reduction Co-Management project, during a ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kingston today (July 8). Chairman of Israeli-based company Miya, Meir Wietchner (2nd left); and Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, look on. The Government is embarking on a $4.9 billion project aimed at reducing water loss in the Corporate Area due to leaks and theft.The five-year Non-Revenue Water Reduction Co-Management Project in Kingston and St. Andrew is intended to improve water supply to residents, and save the National Water Commission (NWC) billions of dollars in lost revenue.It involves partnership with Israeli-based company, Miya, known for its implementation of efficiency solutions worldwide.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, in her address at the contact signing ceremony held on July 8 at her offices on Kingston, said the project comes at an opportune time as the country continues to grapple with drought conditions and limited water supply.“In this period of severe drought, we cannot afford to lose one drop of water, and that is why I am pleased to be witnessing the start of this project,” she said.She pointed out that in the Corporate Area, some 108 million liters per day, or more than half of all the water that the NWC produces, is either wasted as a result of leaks, or is stolen. This is a situation, she insists, which cannot continue.The Prime Minister said she is satisfied that the project will serve to increase the operational efficiencies of the NWC and ensure that more of the water produced by the entity will be available to supply paying customers.“Under this five-year project, supported by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Miya will implement strategies and action to enable the NWC to improve its performance and maximise the collection of income for the water it produces,” she pointed out.It is intended that the 53 per cent of water normally lost daily in the Corporate Area will be reduced to 37 per cent within two years, 30 per cent within three years, and 20 per cent by the end of the project.The Prime Minister informed that initially, Miya will conduct an audit of the NWC’s network to determine the precise steps to take towards achieving this objective.She pointed out that by the end of the project, it is anticipated that the NWC will realize an economic benefit of just over $29.2 billion.“Importantly, it will improve the efficiency and reliability of supply to over 650,000 residential and commercial customers,” she said.Miya optimises water supply in urban water systems worldwide. It partners with suppliers of the utility to design and implement comprehensive technology-based solutions that significantly improve the client’s financial and operational efficiency, while also enhancing customer service levels, reducing energy consumption, and lowering contamination and health risks, to benefit people, the community and the environment.Miya’s solutions comprise an audit of the city’s water system, full project planning, on site execution, maintenance, and training. RelatedNWC Announces New Water Restrictions Gov’t Embarks on Project to Reduce Water Loss EnvironmentJuly 9, 2015Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwardslast_img read more

Crosby, Stills, and Nash Announce Spring Tour Dates

first_imgLegendary singer-songwriter trio Crosby, Stills, and Nash are ready to once again hit the road. This time, the group will embark on a tour of the Far East, before making their way back to the States for a 12-night run. The group will play shows in Japan, the Philippines, and Singapore, before coming back home for shows in Milwaukee, Chicago, Atlantic City, Brooklyn, and more.Tickets for all shows can be purchased at the band’s website HERE.Crosby, Stills & Nash Asia Dates3/5 – 6 – Tokyo, Japan @ Tokyo International Forum Hall A3/9 – Osaka, Japan @ Osaka Festival Hall3/10 – Fukuoka, Japan @ Fukuoka Sun Palace Hall3/12 – Nagoya, Japan @ Nagoya Shi Kokaido3/16 – Manila, Philippines @ Araneta Coliseum3/19 – Singapore, Singapore @ The Star TheatreCrosby, Stills & Nash U.S. Dates4/29 – Lincoln, NE @ Lied Center4/30 – Sioux City, IA @ Orpheum Theatre5/3 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater5/5 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre5/9 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Caesars Atlantic City – Circus Maximus5/10 – Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome Theatre5/12 – 13 – New Brunswick, NJ @ State Theatre5/15 – 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre5/19 – Boston, MA @ Citi Performing Arts Center5/20 – Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatrelast_img read more

Uzbekistan completes Ferghana Valley electrification project

first_imgThe first section of the ring to be electrified under the US$202m programme supposed by the Asian Development Bank was the 186 km Pap – Qo‘qon – Andijon southwestern segment which was energised in 2016. The 45 km northwestern section from Pap to Namangan followed on August 31 2019.UTY began operating modernised ER9E electric multiple-units between Andijon and Qo‘qon in March 2020.The electrification project required various infrastructure works, including a new bridge over the Great Fergana Canal which was designed by Boshtransloyikha and built by UTY subsidiaries Andijon Mechanical Plant and Trest Kuprikkurilish. The ring runs from Pap through Namangan, Andijon, Marg‘ilon, and Qo‘qon back to Pap.‘The times of diesel locomotives have ended’, said Khusniddin Khosilov, Chief Executive of national railway UTY, adding that electrification offered significant economic and ecological benefits. It has also enabled speeds to be raised, with it now being possible to travel around the complete ring in 2 h 20 min.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# UZBEKISTAN: Electrification of the 331 km railway ring in the Ferghana Valley was officially completed on August 30, when electric services were inaugurated on the 101 km Namangan – Andijon section.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

Muskegon Lumberjacks go quiet on the road with a 2-1 loss in Dubuque

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