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  • Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says the Government intends to reduce non-revenue water (NRW) from 65 per cent to 30 per cent over the next three years.
  • Dr. Chang said for the Kingston Metropolitan area (KMA) alone, the National Water Commission (NWC) will be spending approximately $7 billion to reduce non-revenue water.
  • “The drought is well known and predictable, so we should not be subjected to water lockoffs between December and March on a normal basis,” Dr. Chang emphasised.

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says the Government intends to reduce non-revenue water from 65 per cent to 30 per cent over the next three years.

Dr. Chang said for the Kingston Metropolitan area (KMA) alone, the National Water Commission (NWC) will be spending approximately $7 billion to reduce non-revenue water.

The Minister was making his presentation in the 2016/17 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 5.

“I had the privilege of acquiring financing from the Inter-American Development Bank from as far back as 2011. The contract has now been signed with the Israeli firm MIYA which is experienced in water-loss management, so we intend to complete the project in 36 months,” he noted.

The Minister said the National Water Commission (NWC) is seeking to ensure that its consumers are drought resilient.

“The drought is well known and predictable, so we should not be subjected to water lockoffs between December and March on a normal basis,” Dr. Chang emphasised.