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  1. Jamaica Utility Will Subsidize First 2,000 Gallons Of Water

    24 Nov 2018- 12:22 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The National Water Commission (NWC), under their new Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) rate review request, intends to heavily subsidize the first 2,000 gallons of water used by custome ...

    Local Press Report - 11/24/2018 - 12:22

  2. Jamaica Water Commission Expands Transmission Systems

    3 Nov 2018- 08:48 by Local Press Report KINGSTON The Jamaica Gleaner Plans are in the pipeline of the National Water Commission (NWC) to significantly expand its water transmission systems by utilising larger and more reliable sources such as the Rio Buen ...

    Local Press Report - 11/12/2018 - 10:12

  3. NWC Tackles Water Loss in Rural Parishes

    21 Jan 2018- 11:26 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Information Service The National Water Commission (NWC) will be placing increased focus on rural parishes as it intensifies activities to reduce non-revenue water (NRW) loss. Access Corporate Risk ...

    Local Press Report - 01/21/2018 - 11:26

  4. Residents Criticize Agencies Over Network Failure

    19 Jun 2017- 06:05 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Star It's not the lack of water sources in the area that saddens residents in St Thomas, but their limited to no access to the water that freely flows through their backyards to supply hundred ...

    Local Press Report - 06/19/2017 - 06:05

  5. Jamaicans Warned To Be On Guard For Water-Borne Diseases

    6 Oct 2016- 08:21 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is appealing to Jamaicans to protect themselves from the threat of water-borne diseases, which are a very real risk at this time, in light of the floodi ...

    Local Press Report - 10/06/2016 - 08:21

  6. Upgrade Water Systems in Bull Bay, MP Urges NWC after Protest

    14 Sep 2016- 10:29 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer Member of Parliament for Western St Thomas, James Robertson, is calling on the National Water Commission (NWC) to upgrade their systems in Bull Bay, after residents on Tuesday morning moun ...

    Local Press Report - 09/14/2016 - 10:29

  7. Jamaican Government, Unions Locked in Battle Over Future of NWC

    1 Aug 2016- 08:26 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer Trade unions representing National Water Commission (NWC) workers say that they are concerned about comments made in the recent sectoral debate in Parliament by minister with responsibility ...

    Local Press Report - 08/01/2016 - 08:26

  8. Jamaican Government to Address Water, Sewage, Housing Issues in West Kingston

    16 May 2016- 08:46 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The Government will be undertaking major work to improve social infrastructure and amenities in West Kingston. Dr Horace Chang, who toured sections of Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town on Fri ...

    Local Press Report - 05/16/2016 - 08:46

  9. Jamaica to Spend $162 Million on Water Improvement Projects

    2 May 2016- 09:50 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner The government is to spend close to J$20 billion this year on two major water improvement projects in St Catherine. Minister with responsibility for water, Dr Horace Chang, says J$13.5 billi ...

    Local Press Report - 05/02/2016 - 09:50

  10. WRA Chief Blames Jamaica's Water Woes on Distribution System

    14 Mar 2016- 08:57 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer With Kingston predicted to be one of the world’s cities that could reach climate departure much sooner than the projected 2047, managing director of the Water Resources Authority (WRA), Ba ...

    Local Press Report - 03/14/2016 - 08:57

  11. Jamaican Farmers Eye Agreement With NWC to Provide Potable Water in Rural Areas

    30 Sep 2015- 08:51 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) wants to enter into an agreement with the National Water Commission (NWC) to ensure that all rural communities have sustainable potable water supply ...

    Local Press Report - 09/30/2015 - 08:51

  12. Jamaica to Procure 15 New Water Trucks

    22 Sep 2015- 11:31 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, has announced that $180 million is to be used to immediately buy 15 new water trucks to help sections of the island affected by the ongoing drought. Ac ...

    Local Press Report - 09/22/2015 - 11:31

  13. Jamaican School Year Starts With Demonstrations Over Lack of Water

    8 Sep 2015- 10:34 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The Education Ministry on Monday evening reported that the start of the 2015/2016 academic year was marred by several protests about lack of water across the island. Climate Scarcity Social ...

    Local Press Report - 09/08/2015 - 10:34

  14. Jamaican Health Ministry Says Water-Borne Illnesses Are Under Control

    4 Sep 2015- 09:40 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Observer The Ministry of Health is reporting that there has been no outbreak of water-borne illnesses, particularly gastroenteritis, for this year up to the month of August. Chief Medical Officer, D ...

    Local Press Report - 09/04/2015 - 09:40

  15. Wastewater Reuse Proposed as Solution to Jamaica’s Water Woes

    28 Aug 2015- 08:47 by Local Press Report KINGSTON Jamaica Gleaner As Jamaica moves to answer the climate change threat to its freshwater security, wastewater has been advanced as a possible response-- but only provided there can be a change in the outlook ...

    Local Press Report - 08/28/2015 - 08:47

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