The Water & Sewerage Corporation

The control and administration of the water resources of the Commonwealth rests with the Bahamas Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) within the portfolio of the Minister of Works & Transport, along with the Minister of Public Utilities. The Water and Sewerage Corporation is a wholly owned corporation entrusted under the Water and Sewerage Corporation Act (1976) with the duty of optimal development of the country's water resources, their allocation and distribution and the control of their quality.

The Water and Sewerage Corporation Act (1976) defines the responsibilities of the Corporation in several sections, these responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to: -

  • To provide water supplies for domestic and other uses, provide adequate drainage and dispose of sewage and other effluent
  • To extend the water and sewer systems in the country
  • To ensure and control the optimum development and use of the water resources
  • To serve as advisor to the Minister responsible for water and sewerage, draft regulations and register users of the systems.