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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

Service Disruptions

Mechanical Challenges Affect Water Supply to Sections of St. James  29/08/2016

Turbidity Affects Water Supply to Sections of Trelawny  29/08/2016

Turbidity Affects Water Supply to Sections of Manchester and Clarendon  29/08/2016

PUBLIC
ADVISORIES

Advisories

NWC Call Centre Operations Disrupted- Online Service Affected  29/08/2016

Road Closure Notice - Mona Area  25/08/2016

NWC Hopeful that Forecasted Rains Will Ease Drought Conditions NWC Managing Demand with Reduced Production Levels  25/08/2016

WHAT'S
FLOWING

What's In the News

NWC Grants Over $9M in Educational Assistance  29/08/2016

CARICOM Review Commission : Call for Public Consultation  17/08/2016

NWC Breaks Ground for Hounslow Water Supply Improvement project 22/07/2016

PHOTO
GALLERY

Photo Gallery

NWC Pay your Bill and Chill Presentation Marescaux Road, St. Andrew Aug 2016

NWC Pay your Bill and Chill Presentation Montego Bay, St. James Aug 2016

NWC Pay your Bill and Chill Promotion Draw Aug 2016

NWC NRW Stakeholders Sensitization Meeting July 2016