Districts

Rio Cobre District Office

Contact:

Mr. Richard Cox
Regional Systems Manager (Acting)
Eastern Region
Tel: (876) 447-8576
Email: richardc@nic.gov.jm

Irrigation Schemes

RIO COBRE

Location: St. Catherine
Office: 17 Barrett Street, Spanish Town


Active area: 8,877.63 Ac ( 3,592.73 ( Ha)
Irrigation system: pressurized & canal
Major water source: ground & surface
Number of pumps: 31
Length of pipeline: 31 km
Length of canal: 67 km
Number of customers: 230
Agri. activities: sugar cane, cash crops, fish and poultry

AMITY HALL

Location: St. Catherine
Office: 17 Barrett Street, Spanish Town


Active Area: 113.80 Ac ( 46.1 Ha)
Irrigation system: pressurized
Major water source: surface
Number of pumps: 1
Number of customers: 21
Agri. activities: cash crops, orchard crops

St. Dorothy District Office

Principal Engineer, Raymond Austin informs us of the role this department plays in maintaining equipment and infrastructure across all the districts of the NIC.


Contact:

Mr. Richard Cox
Regional Systems Manager (Acting)
Eastern Region
Tel: (876) 447-8576
Email: richardc@nic.gov.jm

Irrigation Schemes

ST. DOROTHY

Location: St. Catherine
Office: Bodles, Old Harbour P.O., St. Catherine


Active area: 1,108.96 Ac ( 448.79 Ha)
Irrigation system: pressurized & canal
Major water source: ground & surface
Number of pumps: 13
Length of pipeline: 15 km
Length of canal: 36 km
Number of customers: 389
Agri. activities: sugar cane, cash crops, fish and poultry

COLBECK

Location: St. Catherine
Office: Bodles, Old Harbour P.O., St. Catherine


Active area: 229.85 Ac ( 93.02 Ha)
Irrigation system: pressurized
Major water source: ground
Number of pumps: 1
Length of pipeline: 5.5 km
Number of customers: 79
Agri. activities: cash crops

Yallahs District Office

Contact:

Mr. Richard Cox
Regional Systems Manager (Acting)
Eastern Region
Tel: (876) 447-8576
Email: richardc@nic.gov.jm

Irrigation Schemes

YALLAHS

Location: St. Thomas
Office: Yallahs P.O., St. Thomas


Active area: 181.29 Ac ( 73.37 Ha) ; 273.64 Ac ( 110.74 Ha)
Irrigation system: pressurized & canal
Major water source: ground
Number of pumps: 3
Length of pipeline: 19.22 km
Number of customers: 90
Agri. activities: cash crops

PLANTAIN GARDEN RIVER (PGR)

Location: St. Thomas
Office: Yallahs P.O., St. Thomas


Active area:108.52 Ac ( 43.92 Ha)
Irrigation system: pressurized & canal
Major water source: surface
Number of pumps: 1 diesel
Length of pipeline: 15 km
Number of customers:  21
Agri. activities: cash crops

YALLAHS IDB

Location: St. Thomas
Office: Yallahs P.O., St. Thomas


Active area: 109.3 hectares
Irrigation system: pressurized
Major water source: Norris and Hartease Wells
Number of pumps: 2
Length of pipeline: 15.04 km
Number of customers: 152
Agri. activities: cash crops

Mid-Clarendon District Office

Contact:

Mr. Fitzgerald Reid
Regional Systems Manager
Central Region
Tel: (876) 553-8088
Email: fitzeraldr@nic.gov.jm

Irrigation Schemes

MID-CLARENDON

Office: Osbourne Store P.O., Clarendon


Active area: 5,793.52 Ac ( 2,344.61 Ha)
Irrigation system: pressurized & canal
Major water source: ground & surface
Number of pumps: 39
Length of pipeline: 50 km
Length of canal: 132 km
Number of customers: 426
Agri. activities: Sugar cane, cash crops, poultry

New Forest District Office

Contact:

Mr. Fitzgerald Reid
Regional Systems Manager
Central Region
Tel: (876) 553-8088
Email: fitzeraldr@nic.gov.jm

Irrigation Schemes

NEW FOREST/ DUFF HOUSE

Office: New Forest, New Forest P.O., Manchester


Active area: 946.53 Ac ( 383.06 Ha)
Irrigation system: pressurized
Major water source: ground
Number of pumps: 4
Length of pipeline: 27 km
Number of customers: 398
Agri. activities: cash crops

Braco District Office

Carlos Williams, Special Works Superintendent, informs us of the role the Braco Research and Demonstration Plot plays in the community.  His team services farms in the area and teaches farmers about water use efficiency and growing crops.


Contact:

Mr. Imran Singh
Regional Systems Manager
Western Region
Tel: (876) 285-3712
Email: imrans@nicjamaica.com

Office:
Tel: (876) 954-2147
(876) 489-9095
Fax: (876) 954-2295

Irrigation Schemes

BRACO

Office: Main Street, Duncans P.O., Trelawny


Active area: 320.88 Ac ( 129.86 Ha)
Irrigation system: pressurized
Major water source: surface
Number of pumps: 2
Length of pipeline: 8.6 km
Length of canal: 67 km
Number of customers: 112
Agri. activities: cash crops

Hounslow District Office

Imran Singh, Regional Systems Manager for the Western Region of the NIC, shares a little bit about NIC’s role in ensuring the rivers of St. Elizabeth are clean.  He also shares with us a new method of irrigation technology known as ‘raised bed plastic mulch’, to keep crops well-fertilised and healthy.


Contact:

Mr. Imran Singh
Regional Systems Manager
Western Region
Tel: (876) 285-3712
Email: imrans@nicjamaica.com

Office:
Tel: (876) 965-0714
(876) 489-8918
Fax: (876) 965-0232

Irrigation Schemes

BEACON/LITTLE PARK

Location: St. Elizabeth
Office: Watchwell, Watchwell P.O., St. Elizabeth


Active area: 1,076.94 Ac ( 435.83 Ha)
Irrigation system: pressurized
Major water source: ground
Number of pumps: 3
Length of pipeline: 27.4 km
Number of customers: 374
Agri. activities: cash crops

SEVEN RIVERS

Location: St. James
Office: Watchwell, Watchwell P.O., St. Elizabeth


Active area: 59.52 Ac ( 24.09 Ha)
Irrigation system: pressurized
Major water source: surface
Number of pumps: 1
Length of pipeline: 3 km
Number of customers: 13
Agri. activities: orchard and cash crop

HOUNSLOW

Location: St. James
Office: Watchwell, Watchwell P.O., St. Elizabeth


Active area: 1,827.11 Ac ( 739.72 Ha)
Irrigation system: pressurized
Major water source: ground
Number of pumps: 5
Length of pipeline: 41.4 km
Number of customers: 568
Agri. activities: cash crops, livestock