23 July, 2020
Within weeks Kédougou in the Republic of Senegal will have a drinking water treatment plant from Spain, as part of an Incatema Consulting & Engineering project implementing works to reinforce this town’s water supply and quality.
With 12.8 million euros invested in it by the National Water Company of Senegal (SONES), the project aims to improve the quality of life and health of more than a million people living in Kédougou, Foundiougne and part of the city of Dakar.
The Surface Water Treatment Plant has a production capacity of 90 m3/hr and the treatment in this case is a classic process involving settling, filtering and disinfection.
These works are both innovative and technical, with the necessary agents coming together for a model of joint work and development. According to Fernando Díaz, Director of Infrastructures at Incatema Consulting & Engineering, ‘this is how we fulfil the Agenda 2030 commitments to gain access to drinking water, remembering that over 69% of the Senegalese population does not have access to safe sources of water.’
Incatema Consulting & Engineering signed a contract in 2019 with the Ministry of Hydraulics and Sanitation of the Republic of Senegal to carry out water supply and quality reinforcement works for the towns of Kédougou, Foundiougne and Dakar, as reported here.