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Our Services

Services of NamWater is decentralised to the five Business Units namely; Business Unit North-West, Business Unit North-East, Business Unit Central, Business Unit Coastal and Business Unit South.

Why Do We Purify Water?

Ingestion of water contaminated with Cryptosporidium can lead to some not-so-pleasant symptoms. For healthy individuals, it may cause diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, headaches, and low-grade fevers, lasting from 1 to 2 weeks. In people who have suppressed immune systems, including HIV/AIDS patients, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, infants, and the elderly, drinking water with Cryptosporidium can be life threatening.

Giardia is one of the most common causes of diarrhoea in North America . Like Cryptosporidium, it is also a waterborne protozoan cyst. Unlike Cryptosporidium, Giardia, which is about 5-6 microns in diameter, can be killed by being exposed to long contact with chlorine disinfection. Filtration is also an effective method for trapping and removing this microorganism from the water supply. As with Cryptosporidium, a combination of treatments works best in keeping this parasite away from our drinking water.

Ingestion of water contaminated by Giardia in healthy individuals can cause such symptoms as severe diarrhoea, nausea, anorexia, and fever. These symptoms can last from days to weeks. For those with weakened immune systems, antibiotics are necessary in order to rid the body of this parasite.

The good news is that tap water coming from your faucets at home are probably not contaminated by Cryptosporidium and Giardia, since it has been through a lot of filtering and disinfection before the water actually gets to you. Ozone and filtration, when used together remove at least 99.9 % of the Giardia cysts that may be present.

The bad news is that, although rare, there have been occasions where, despite treatment, microorganisms like Cryptosporidium or Giardia make their way into the water supply. Examples of this are contamination caused by activity of animals in the watershed area of the water supply or the introduction of sewage into the water supply.

Treated water stored in open reservoirs is also subject to contamination due to storm runoff.

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