JAMAICAN WATER SUPPLY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (JWSIP) – CATEGORY B,
SECTION B: COMMERCIAL SERVICE IMROVEMENT OF THE NATIONAL WATER COMMISSION
Following the contract JWSIP Category A, the Project is part of an 88 MUSD contract (Category B) leaded by Vinci Construction Grands Projets, in consortium with WMI.
The Project consists in the 3 following main activities:
Refurbishing the main Production and Distribution facilities of the NWC in Montego Bay, Lucea and Mathra Brae;
Replacing primary network in Kingston and;
Increasing the Revenue of the NWC including the selective replacement of the Utility’s water meters.
Description of WMI services
Section B - Extension of Customer Metering Initiative
- Supply and Installation of 18,000 Mechanical Domestic Water Meters (including Geo-referencing), 1,200 Solid State Domestic Water Meters (AMR ready) as part of a two phases new technology meters pilot, and 2,500 Mechanical Class C Large Water Meters (AMR/AMI ready);
- Supply only of 22,000 mechanical domestic Water Meters;
- Implementation of a new multi-protocol meter reading system in Jamaica compatible with the AMR.
Section H - Technical Assistance for Revenue Enhancement and Protection Component
W.M.I. and NWC were engaged in a co-management arrangement for the Reduction of Non-Revenue Water (NRW) in the Western Parishes.
- Regularizing of consumers in several informal settlements;
- Monitoring of large customer accounts;
- Calculation of NRW;
Technical and Non-Revenue Water Improvement co-management activities:
- Design of meter banks;
- Rehabilitation of 42 DMAs in selected areas, including monitoring (creation, training and handing over of a monitoring software);
- Leak detection, including by acoustic method and leak repairs;
- Pressure management of the distribution network;
- Survey of Inactive commercial accounts;
- Update of the hydraulic model;
- Creation of a DMA and large customers monitoring software;
- Supply of materials, equipment, tools and spare parts for repair and operation of the distribution network;
- Maintenance of appurtenances.
Transfer of knowledge and best practice solutions to NWC personnel, including formal and on-site training on pipe survey, leak detection, leak repairs on large diameter pipeline, installation of meters, customer database , etc.
Increase Billed Consumption by 9000 m3/d;
Equivalent to 10 Million USD Billing increase per year for NWC.
NRW reduction from 75% down to 43%, depending on DMA.