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Where there is life, but no water

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

God blew into the dust of the Earth and gave man the breath of life.

It seems even though the National Water Commission (NWC) insists that “Water is Life”, the only life that we the residents of Anchovy Land Settlement in Port Antonio, Portland, have been getting in our pipes is the air that God blew into man. Now, while air is undoubtedly an invaluable resource, sadly, we cannot drink it to hydrate our bodies, bathe ourselves, or even wash our clothes.

We know air is just as much life as water, because apparently they cost the same. It turns out that the NWC charges the same amount for the air currently flowing through our pipes as it did for the water that used to flow through them back in the day. Sometimes, I wonder if our pipes even remember what water feels like.

We appreciate their innovative efforts in ensuring that our pipes won’t ever face destruction due to water pressure or other such nonsense. However, our pipes need life and so do we.

By the way, what happened to the water truck? It has been two months since we have received water from the NWC-contracted truck.

Nonetheless, we still thank the NWC for their commitment to billing us on time and without failure. We kindly ask that with the next monthly bill that the NWC sends some water with it as well.

As Seventh-day Adventists wait on the advent each year, we the residents of Anchovy Land Settlement in Port Antonio also await the second coming of Christ and any coming of the NWC with likkle water in our pipes.

DANIELLE DOWIE