Status: completed St. Ann, Alexandria, Grants Mountain

Grants Mountain Rainwater Catchment & Tank

Location/Communities Affected:
      Grants Mountain, St. Ann
                  The facility lies in South West St. Ann, in the community of Grants Mountain. Grants
                  Mountain is located near Alexandria and Murray Mountain.
Background and Purpose:
      The Grants Mountain rainwater concrete catchment and tank was built in 1992 by the Government of Jamaica. The facility lies in the community of Grants Mountain which is in close proximity to the town of Alexandria and the district of Murray Mountain. The concrete storage tank in the facility has a capacity of approximately 378,541.18 litres which can serve an approximately 2,400 residents. However, the storage tank could not store water as it was leaking from the bottom and sides. In addition to the leakages in the tank, the perimeter fencing was broken and the catchment area was in need of minor repairs. Grants Mountain had no other water source, therefore, the Government of Jamaica made the decision to repair this facility so that the residents could have a reliable source of potable (drinkable) water.
     The repairs to the storage tank and the resulting reliable water supply have led to residents relying less on expensive trucked water from private truckers.
Projected Outputs:
       The outputs of the project were:
  •          The replacing of the catchment fencing and a part of the perimeter fencing.
  •          The repairing of the storage tank walls.
  •          The installation of a new 0.1016m thick concrete bottom in the storage tank.
  •          The bushing of the compound and other miscellaneous works.
Operator of the System:
      The St. Ann Parish Council is responsible for operating and maintaining the catchment facility.
Status and Cost:
      The project was completed at a cost of $1.168 million.
      This project started on May 18, 2015 and ended on June 5, 2015.
Project Management Team:                              
      The project management team comprised of Mr. Patrick Reid and Mr. Morris Cox from Rural Water Supply Ltd and Ms. Sandrina Duncan from the St. Ann Parish Council.