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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.

Hydrological Services - Water Recycling

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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According to Piet du Pisani, who was the strategic executive for Infrastructure Water Technical Services at the City of Windhoek the realization that water should be re-used is fast gaining momentum.

Following the very successful 9th International Water Association’s (IWA) conference on Water Reuse in Windhoek during 2013, it became apparent that waste water is no longer seen as a waste product, but rather as an important and reusable commodity.

“Windhoek is a living example that even the top mode of reuse, potable reuse, is feasible, practical and safe,” said du Pisani during the Conference. Namibia is a pioneer in potable water reuse with the Goreangab Reclamation Plant that has been providing drinking water to the growing capital for the past 45 years.

To date, Windhoek is still one of the only places in the world where sewage effluent is directly treated into potable water. At the water reuse conference, the then Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Hon. John Mutorwa said the government intends to make substantial-investments in the long-term in water infrastructure of Namibia. According to the Minister, Namibia has also commissioned a study to conduct an Engineering and Environmental assessment of all options for the augmentation of water supply for Central Areas of Namibia and for the four Northern Regions.

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