Secure Water & Sewerage Connection - JAMPRO
Secure Water & Sewerage Connection Approvals
A reliable and potable water supply service is essential to every development project. Every development plan has to answer the critical questions of “How will water be supplied to the development facility?” and “How will the development treat and dispose of the wastewater and sewage generated by the facility?” Although the National Water Commission (NWC) is the primary provider of potable water and sewerage services in Jamaica, the sector also includes a number of private entities which have been licensed by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) to provide services in specific areas; and the various Municipal Corporations (MCs) are also involved in water services island wide.
Today, the NWC produces more than ninety percent (90%) of Jamaica's total potable water supply from a network of more than 160 underground wells, over 116 river sources (via water treatment plants) and 147 springs. In addition, approximately 30% of Jamaica's population is served by sewerage facilities operated by the NWC. This includes some small sewerage systems, utilizing package plants in various locations throughout the country.
At some point during the implementation of your development, in order for it to be supplied with water or for wastewater and sewage to be disposed of properly, you will most likely need to apply to the NWC for your water and sewerage connections.
For more information about securing your water and sewerage connections see the step-by-step business process guideline below.