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About Us

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.

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NamWater is operated on a cost recovery basis; therefore the Water Utility has to recover money spent in the process of supplying water and the construction of new water infrastructure or schemes and the further maintenance of the same.

The process of supplying water is a costly exercise. NamWater infrastructure which consists of dams, reservoirs, water pipes, purification plants etc., is not only expensive to build but also to maintain. Laying a water pipeline for a kilometer can easily cost N$ 5 million. One of the biggest challenges facing the Water Utility is in fact that many of our people do not live where water is found. This means that NamWater has to construct and lay down pipelines covering long distances in order to take water to where people live.

The transportation of this water to remote areas of our country which are often inaccessible requires electricity, which is one of the highest cost factors on the company expenses. The tariffs increment, which the company is granted by the Cabinet of the Republic of Namibia, does not always cover the true costs of the water supply, so often the company strives hard to manage with the little resources it gets in order to keep the water flowing and at the same time also to maintain the aging infrastructure. Considering all of the said, it is a remarkable achievement that the average NamWater water tariff is circa 1.5 c per liter, which is about 1000 times cheaper than the similar bottled product in the market place.

Corporate Governance

Corporate governance is the mechanisms, processes and relations by which corporations are controlled and directed. NamWater takes pride in its corporate governance. Kindly find the Business Strategy, Business plan and Latest Annual report.

Who Are We

The Namibia Water Corporation Ltd (NamWater) was officially registered as a company on 9 December 1997. It is a commercial entity supplying water in bulk to industries, municipalities and the Directorate of Rural Water Supply in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform. The company has a permanent staff compliment of 648 employees (192 females and 456 males).

Area Offices

  • NamWater Okahandja Tel: +264 62 71 6000
  • NamWater Swakopmund Tel: +264 64 71 6200
  • NamWater Oshakati Tel: +264 65 71 4200
  • NamWater Keetmanshoop Tel: +264 63 71 8000
  • NamWater Grootfontein Tel: +264 67 71 4000

Where to find us?

176 Iscor Street,
Northern Industrial Area
Phone Number
+264 61 71 0000
+264 61 71 3000