Dust both­ers Majesty Gar­dens res­i­dents

The Star (Jamaica) - - News -

Res­i­dents of Majesty Gar­dens in St An­drew said they are hav­ing a hard time cop­ing with the dust nui­sance since a pipe-lay­ing pro­ject be­gan in their com­mu­nity.

The pro­ject, which be­gan about one month ago, aims, among other things, to de­liver piped wa­ter to the com­mu­nity.

The res­i­dents say they are happy for the pipe which would en­able them to get tap wa­ter. They said the dust is af­fect­ing them and the chil­dren there and some­thing needs to be done to ease it.

“Wi glad fi di pipe, enuh, but at the same time, the dust a kill wi,” one res­i­dent said.

An­other res­i­dent said they have not got­ten any in­di­ca­tion as to when it will be fin­ished. She says the dust is too much to en­dure.

“The dust a kill wi man, and the road not even stay good again. Wi want to know when dem a guh done the work be­cause this dust thing yah bad,” the res­i­dent said.


One res­i­dent said that while the com­mu­nity is happy for the up­grade of the wa­ter in­fra­struc­ture, she is dis­ap­pointed that more is not be­ing done to min­imise the ef­fects of the dust pol­lu­tion.

“Wi re­alise that dem a lay pipe but dem scrape off the as­phalt offa the road, and now we a dead wid dust. Dem come and wet up the road once a day, and more while a wi affi a wet it up again. All the trailer dem weh pass through, dem kick up dust like a storm. Wi need fi know when dis yah work a guh done,” the res­i­dent said.

Con­tacted last night, Charles Buchanan, cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tion man­ager at the Na­tional Wa­ter Com­mis­sion, said he was not in a po­si­tion to speak about the pro­ject at the time. He said, how­ever, that there are ef­forts on the way to im­prove wa­ter de­liv­ery to the com­mu­nity.

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