Incatema contributes to water efficiency in Senegal with the construction of three drinking water plants
12 December, 2019
Incatema Consulting & Engineering has started to manufacture the three drinking water plants that will benefit the cities of Kedougou, Foundiougne and Dakar along with a sector of Dakar city, in the Republic of Senegal. The project is worth 12,8 million euros and was commissioned by the Ministry of Hydraulics and Sanitation of Senegal with funding from the National Water Company (SONES).
At present, a first shipment of cast iron pipes with their corresponding accessories are en route from India and will reach their destination towards the end of this month. The plants will carry the water from the Gambia river to the city of Kédougou.
In Dakar, wells must be built to eliminate iron and manganese from the water, whereas in Foundiougne a water desalination process is required. In the city of Kedougou, construction has already started on a storage basin of 500.00 m3 and on an elevated tank in reinforced concrete with a 500 m3capacity.
Implementation of this project is intended to improve the drinking water supply for these three cities in Senegal, by building several water pumping stations, implementing 12 km of new distribution system piping, supplying and installing 5 km of distribution conduits, building a water tower of 500 m3 / 30m and building a storage tank of 50,000 m3, among other works.
Incatema Consulting & Engineering has undertaken moreover, to supply the human and technical resources required for all of the works in question. The plan is to complete this turnkey project within the stipulated 12-month timeframe from the start of the works.
Access to drinking water for the entire population is essential for sustainable development. In the Republic of Senegal, more than 69% of the population does not have access to safe sources of water. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) insists on the fact that climate change is exerting increasing pressure on water resources. At the same time, they are calling for increased efforts to improve water efficiency and to provide access to drinking water for the entire population, a fundamental objective to for attaining the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda.