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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

Operational Challenges Affect Water Supply to Sections of St. James  05/05/2016

Maintenance Work Disrupt Water Supply Sections of St. Catherine and Kingston Affected  03/05/2016

Turbidity Affects Water Supply to Sections of Manchester and Clarendon  03/05/2016



Turbidity Affects Operations at Great River  18/04/2016

NWC Responds to Jamaica Observer Old Harbour Story  14/04/2016

NWC Alerts Public About Scammers  07/04/2016

Vandals Stymie NWC Work...Customers in St James Affected  07/04/2016


What's In the News

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

Minister Chang Tours Three Major NWC Projects  28/04/2016

NWC TV Promotions  25/04/2016

NWC and MIYA Commemorate Good Deeds Day  14/04/2016


Photo Gallery

Minister Chang Tours Three Major NWC Projects Apr 2016

Good Deeds Day 2016 - Bowden Hill Primary School, Hermitage Apr 2016

Contract Signing Dec 2015

Water Tanks for School Programme Dec 2015

Waste Water Project Dec 2015