Water supply program in Jamaica gets IDB support

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan of US$133 million to improve the water supply in Kingston, Jamaica...

Nov 29th, 2011

Nov. 29, 2011 -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan of US$133 million to improve the water supply in Kingston, Jamaica.

The funds will be used to improve the efficiency, quality and sustainability of the potable water services provided by the Kingston Metropolitan Area and increase access to water in selected urban centers of Jamaica. The program will optimize water infrastructure performance, reduce non-revenue water levels, and strengthen the National Water Commission, which is in charge of the initiative.

The rehabilitation of the potable water supply for the Kingston area will include financing the completion of works in selected water treatment and production facilities, reduction of commercial and physical losses, customer water meters, leak detection equipment and repair.

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