THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NAMWATER
The Namibia Water Corporation Ltd. (NamWater) was officially registered as a company on 9 December 1997. Its Head Office is situated at 176, Iscor Street, Northern Industrial Area, Windhoek. The company has offices and water schemes in all the 14 political Regions of the country. NamWater is a commercialized water entity and is not privatized. The Government of the Republic of Namibia is the sole shareholder, represented by a Board of Directors. The board ensures that NamWater utilizes the scarce water resources in the best interests of Namibia and the Namibian People.
The Water Utility supplies water in bulk to Industries, Government Institutions, Municipalities, Local Authorities, Commercial Entities such as Mines and to the Directorate of water supply and sanitation in the Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry. The Directorate in turn supplies water to the rural communities. The company strives to recover the full cost of water supply and is committed to providing its customers with a reliable source of quality water at the affordable rates. In terms of article 100 of the Namibian Constitution, land, water and natural resources belong to the State. The custody of these resources lies with Government and the responsibilities for the overall management of the national water resources cannot be divorced from the Government. With the incorporation of NamWater, Government will not lose control over the water sector.