Well done, UWI!

Campus water woes to ease with construction of well

Long-standing water woes at the University of The West Indies (UWI), Mona, in St Andrew are expected to ease considerably with the construction of an 800-foot well on the adjoining College Commons community.

The UWI partnered with American-owned North Star Development Jamaica Limited, which provided the services and products required to complete the project and funded its operations through debt financing from Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB). The well will serve over 30,000 people, inclusive of students and staff of the UWI, residents of College Commons 1 and 2 and the nearby University Hospital of the West Indies, staff and wardens.

Minister without portfolio with responsibility for water, works and housing, Horace Chang was on hand to officially commission the well last week, in the presence of the university’s administration and other stakeholders.

He used the opportunity to promote the idea of self-sufficiency and innovation and encouraged the university to train more engineers to qualify them to increase and maintain the development of the island’s infrastructure. Read more