PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT NAWEC informs the general public that the current electricity situation in the GBA is as a result of some maintenance being carried out on two engines in both Brikama and Kotu Power stations since on Monday 4th September, 2017. This has made it extremely difficult for NAWEC to distribute normal supply to all customers at the same time thus stretching the load shedding rooster. Consequently, it has led to the low pressure or lack of water being experienced in the water supply system. NAWEC assures its esteemed customers that extra efforts will be made to keep the rest of the generators available during the period in order to minimize the load shedding as a result of the absence of the engines. NAWEC apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and promises to restore normal supply as soon as works on the engines are completed. Thank you.

The Water and Sewerage Division comprises three departments, namely:

  • Water Production
  • Water Distribution
  • Water Sewerage

The Division is headed by a Director assisted by senior technical management staff, consisting of Production Manager, Station Manager, Water Distribution Engineer and Mechanical Engineer.  There are many middle and lower technical cadre staff most of whom do not have professional qualification but possess some technical work experience.

NAWEC’s water services continued to improve in 2011 in terms of performances and outputs. This is partly due to the expansion works and increase maintenance of water facilities in particular the modern water treatment plant in Brikama and all associated components in addition to the institutional improvements experienced in 2011.


Raw water from boreholes is been pump through transmission line to the treatment plant  and then clear water from the treatment plant to the elevated tanks  and through distribution pipes to consumers .In 2011 there exist 59 operational boreholes distributed amongst four water treatment plants namely Fajara, Sukuta, Serrekunda and Brikama and seven stand alone systems namely Mandinari, Yundum, Brikama Nema old tank, Brikama Kabafita new tank, Kanifing tank, kembujeh borehole and Kerr Serigne. The total production capacity of these boreholes is over 90,000 cubic meters per day.

Sukuta Water treatment Plant – Expansion works started in 2011 through the Kotu Ring Rural Water supply Project

In 2011 NAWEC produced about 29.5 million m³ of water compare to 28 million m³ in 2010. The water produced in 2011 increased by about 5.4% when compared 2010 production.  Constraints were experience with the old Asbestos water transmission pipelines. Several breakdowns were encountered in 2011 to exposed pipes as result of soil erosion.

Water Tariff

The water tariff is least adequate and is being subsidised by electricity and this situation is not sustainable.

Health & Safety

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     Kanifing, K.M.C. 
     P.O.Box 609, Banjul
     The Gambia
     Tel:   +220 4376607 / 4376608
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