Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

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.

Hydrological Services - Namibia's Dams

The hydrological cycle in Namibia indicates that of the rainfall received, 83% is evaporated, 14% is lost through transpiration, 2% is run off in the rivers and 1% seeps underground; which may later be extracted through boreholes for consumption. Namibia sources of water are: border rivers, dams on ephemeral rivers, ground water, fountains, seawater desalination and recycled water.

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Namibia has 18 dams with Hardab being the largest at the moment with a capacity of 294 mil m3. The Neckartal Dam is nearing completion and will become the largest dam in Namibia with a capacity of 880 mil m3. Many of these dams are constructed on the ephemeral rivers in order to capture and store water for dry periods. Of the 18 dams, 17 are surface dams with the exception of Omdel (Omaruru Delta) which is designed to intercept water and thereafter water is released from the dam and It is only when the water is released form the Omdel that the natural paleo channel is recharged with water.

Central Area Dams

  • Swakoppoort
  • Von Bach
  • Omatako
  • Friedenau
  • Goreangab
  • Kalkfeld
  • Omatjenne

Eastern Area Dams

  • Otjivero Main
  • Otjivero Silt
  • Tilda Viljoen
  • Daan Viljoen

Southern Area Dams

  • Hardap
  • Naute
  • Oanob
  • Dreihuk
  • Bondels
  • Neckartal

Northern Area Dams

  • Olushandja

Western Area Dams

  • Omdel

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 Forestry. The company has a permanent staff compliment of 594 employees (157 females and 437 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