What’s Right With Jamaica? Superior Water Quality

This week, we feature the Yallahs River in St Thomas, which is a major source of potable water in Jamaica. Why does this matter? Because Jamaica’s drinking water is among the best quality in the world. The nation has won, for three years in a row (2012-2014), the prize for the country in the Caribbean region with best quality drinking water at the annual Annual Water/Wastewater Association Conference. Over 70% of the tap water in the island is safe for drinking, produced by The National Water Commission from a network of more than 160 underground wells, over 116 river sources (via water treatment plants) and 147 springs. Here’s to our superior crystal punch!

Photos from The Gleaner showing The Yallahs River in St Thomas, which is a major source of water in Jamaica.


How thankful are Jamaicans for Jamaica? It’s a wonderful country teeming with enthusiasm, brilliance, talent and heritage as lush as our verdant landscapes. There is much in this little island to be grateful for, and here at diGJamaica, we don’t need a holiday or observance to celebrate Jamaica … we believe in celebrating the uniqueness of this country all year round. Follow our What’s Right With Jamaica series to see our weekly pictorial highlight of something refreshingly special in the island. You can also suggest topics for the series by sending emails to digjamaica@gmail.com.