Do Not Steal NIC Property

first_imgRelatedMinister Pickersgill to Tour Port Antonio Water and Sewerage Project RelatedEarthquake Awareness Programme Underway In Westmoreland FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Members of the public are urged to desist from stealing National Irrigation Commission (NIC) property, such as water meters, pipes and pumping equipment, by Director of Engineering and Technical Service, Milton Henry.In an interview with JIS News, Mr. Henry said the NIC has been grappling with this problem for years.“We have lost millions of dollars due to the theft of our property and this has led to disruption of our operations and significant inconvenience to customers,” he noted.“We have received reports that several water meters in the Lakes Pen area of St. Catherine have been stolen. This has been reported to the Spanish Town Police Station, which is investigating the matter,” Mr. Henry added.Persons are reminded that the theft of NIC property is a criminal offence, which can lead to a three-year custodial sentence under the Irrigation Act.The National Irrigation Commission Limited, an agency of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, is the primary provider of irrigation services to the agricultural sector.It provides irrigation water within the districts of St. Dorothy, Rio Cobre and Colbeck, St. Catherine; Yallahs, St. Thomas; Mid-Clarendon; Braco, Trelawny; New Forest/Duff House in Manchester; Hounslow and Beacon/Little Park, St. Elizabeth and Seven Rivers in St. James. Do Not Steal NIC Property EnvironmentJanuary 28, 2015Written by: Judith A. Huntercenter_img RelatedClimate Change Policy and Action Plan to be Tabled this Month Story HighlightsMembers of the public are urged to desist from stealing National Irrigation Commission (NIC) property, such as water meters, pipes and pumping equipment, by Director of Engineering and Technical Service, Milton Henry.In an interview with JIS News, Mr. Henry said the NIC has been grappling with this problem for years.Persons are reminded that the theft of NIC property is a criminal offence, which can lead to a three-year custodial sentence under the Irrigation Act. Advertisementslast_img

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