Jamaica Gleaner / The National Water Commission (NWC) says it has been seeing results in the western division as it continues its intensive drive to clamp down on water theft.
It says during a recent revenue recovery operation carried out in Bogue Village, St James, some 32 properties with inactive accounts were found with illegal connections while eight supplies showed evidence of tampering.
Additionally, the company says the team uncovered four premises with bypass connections.
It says back charges of over 900,000 have subsequently been applied to these accounts.
One individual was also arrested and charged under the NWC Act for trespassing on the works of the NWC and is to appear in court.
The NWC is urging customers to desist from illegal activities to avoid embarrassment, court action and back charges.