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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 Supply Disruption - Charles Town, Portland and Surrounding Areas  25/07/2016

Emergency Repairs to 20" Main Affects Water Supply to Portmore  22/07/2016

Electrical Challenges Affect Water Supply to Sections of St. Ann 22/07/2016



Fairy Hill Well (Portland) Rehabilitation Works  12/07/2016

NWC Alerts Customers Fraudulent Emails  04/07/2016

NWC Fixes Portmore Sewerage Problems  16/06/2016

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


What's In the News

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

Hon. Dr. Chang Sectoral Presentation  08/07/2016

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


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