Action to reduce non-revenue water progressing — Holness

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Action to reduce non-revenue water progressing — Holness

Thursday, September 21, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says advances are being made on the Kingston and St Andrew Non-Revenue Water (NRW) Co-Management Project.

“This project is supposed to last for five years. We're making steady progress in mapping meters and finding leaks, so we will be able to reduce non-revenue water,” he said.

The prime minister was speaking at his quarterly press briefing held at his Devon Road offices in Kingston today.

NRW refers to water that has been produced and is lost before it reaches the customer. Losses can happen as a result of leaks, theft or metering inaccuracies.

The project is intended to improve water supply to residents and save the National Water Commission (NWC) billions of dollars in lost revenue.

President of the NWC, Mark Barnett, said the project is almost at the end of its second year, and improvements have been made in non-revenue water.

Meanwhile, the prime minister noted that in May this year, a Regional Water Financing Conference, hosted by the NWC in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), was successful in assisting regional water and sewerage utilities in the formulation and financing of action plans. These plans will result in consumers having greater access to reliable water and sewerage services at the least possible cost, taking into consideration prevailing local conditions.

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