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NATIONAL WATER COMMISSION OF JAMAICA

JAMAICAN

WATER Vernon Barrett, Vice President of the National Water Commission of Jamaica, speaks to Sustainable Business Magazine about their battle with water losses and how they plan to improve efficiency over the coming years. The National Water Commission (NWC) is Jamaica’s primary authority for the country’s water and sewerage infrastructure. Established in 1980 under the National Water Commission Act, it is a government agency responsible today for the supply of potable water to 73% of the population. Daily that

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means 190 million gallons of water used by approximately two million people. Half a million of these persons also receive centralized sewerage services from the NWC. As a government agency, the body plays an integral part in the Vision 2030 development plan that the country has laid out for itself.

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