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August 28, 2014
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Three face court for tampering with nwc lines

Launtia Cuff, STAR Writer

Three St Elizabeth residents were on Monday brought before the courts for trespassing on the works of the National Water Commission (NWC).

They are Barrington Roye and Daniel McCathy, who pleaded not guilty, as well as Charles Swaby, who pleaded guilty.

On July 8, the NWC officials along with the police were conducting routine checks in the Burnt Savannah area where they saw sprinklers watering a garden at a home. When they made checks, the metre at the house was not recording the water being used. It was discovered that there was a bypass connection. Roye, who was at the premises, was charged.

On July 9, the NWC team along with the police were again conducting spot checks when they went to the premises of McCathy and Swaby. McCathy was seen repairing a hose that was connected to the NCW lines feeding to a tank on the premises on which he lived. Swaby was found to have an old water connection on his premises.

Roye and McCathy are set to reappear in court on October 27. Swaby, who has since started discussion with the Commission to have his service regularised, is set to return to court on October 13 for sentencing.

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