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The state-owned Namibia Water Corporation Ltd (NamWater) supplies water in bulk to industries, municipalities and the Directorate of Rural Water Supply, which is responsible for supplying water to rural communities. Although tap water is widely considered safe to drink, there is a market for bottled mineral water. A local bottling company based in Omaruru, Omaruru Beverages, bottles water under the name Oasis Natural Mineral Water.
The Trekkopje project in 2011 supplied potable water from a desalination plant to the Trekkopje mines. In 2013, NamWater and AREVA Namibia (part of the French public multinational industrial conglomerate) signed an initial water supply agreement for the distribution of water by NamWater from AREVA’s Erongo Desalination Plant to three other uranium mines in the Erongo region. These mines are the:Rio Tinto’s Rössing, Paladin Energy’s Langer Heinrich and Swakop Uranium’s Husab mines. This recent project enables the distribution of up to 10 million cubic metres per year.
|Water and Sanitation organisations in Namibia|
|Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry||
|Namibia Water Corporation Ltd||
|Omaruru Beverages (Pty) Ltd||