Promoting Agency:  National Water Commission (NWC)/ Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation

Overview & Description:

The NWC is seeking to increase its water supply capabilities to meet the needs of a number of tourism and housing developments planned for the northern parishes of Jamaica. The purpose of the assignment is to establish a replicable performance based scheme for the reduction of non-revenue water (NRW) levels in the parishes of St. Ann, Trelawny & St. James which are situated on the northern coast of the island.

The Investor/Consortium will be required to undertake the financing, operation and management of the water supply infrastructure network within the three (3) parishes impacting some 472,058 residents.

The target is to reduce NRW in this area from the current estimated level of  74% of water supply input down to a maximum of 30% of water supply input by December 2021 via Performance-Based Contract (PBC) between the Investor/Consortium and the National Water Commission.

Key Highlights:                                              

  • The North Coast area, as defined in this project, encompasses NWC’s network extending from Negril in parish of Hanover on the west to Port Maria in parish of St. Mary on the east.
  • Significant demand for water supply in   the   service   area.
  • Potential for significant improvement in service levels.

Current Status: 

The Business Case for the transaction completed. It is now being assessed by the Government of Jamaica.