St Ann farmers get $30 million water systems


February 10, 2017

Some $30 million is being spent on five water-harvesting projects in St. Ann. The projects will be implemented in Hinds Town, McNie, Frank Hall, Walkerswood and Blackstone Edge.

J.C. Hutchinson, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, said the projects are being done to combat drought and other problems resulting from climate change.

"As we all know, farming is the main source of income for people who reside in rural communities. Unfortunately, climate change has resulted in us experiencing extreme weather events, such as droughts, storms and hurricanes. This, in the past, has resulted in the loss of income, property and lives," the minister said.

The minister told the farmers in Hinds Town that work was in progress to construct a much-needed one million gallon reservoir for water harvesting.

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