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Governed by The National Water Commission Act (1980), The National Water Commission (NWC) was formally established in 1980 through the amalgamation of the Kingston and St. Andrew Water Commission and the rurally focused, National Water Authority. This amalgamation resulted in the merging of some major systems islandwide under one authority.

From as early as 1766, Roger Hope Elleston, owner of The Hope Estate, constructed an open aqueduct to carry surplus water from his property to the then town of Kingston. The system fell into a state of disrepair and its operation was eventually discontinued in 1777.

One of the first ever piped water supply systems in the Western Hemisphere originated in Jamaica, in the town of Falmouth, Trelawny. With the Martha Brae River as its source, in 1799 the Falmouth.....

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Service Disruptions

Water Disruption Affects Sections of : St. James, Trelawny and St. Ann  28/06/2016

Power Problems Disrupt Water Supply Sections of the Corporate Area, St. Thomas and St. Catherine Affected  22/06/2016

Disruptions Affect Areas Served by Constant Spring Water Treatment Plant St. Andrew 20/06/2016



NWC Fixes Portmore Sewerage Problems  16/06/2016

NWC in High Gear for Hurricane Season - Systems Remain Vulnerable  03/06/2016

NWC Working to Recover from Flood Damage in St. Thomas  31/05/2016


What's In the News

NWC Lends a Hand to Residents of Rema  03/06/2016

Statement from NWC Management RE: Jamaica Water Supply Improvement Project (JWSIP) Audit  11/05/2016

NWC Launches Summer Give-Away Promotion  28/04/2016


Photo Gallery

Labour Day Project 2016 - Bethel Town Police Station, Guanaboa Vale Primary Sch and Two Meetings Treatment Plant May 2016

Read Across Jamaica Day
May 2016

Minister Chang Tours Three Major NWC Projects Apr 2016

Good Deeds Day 2016 Apr 2016