Water purification and water distribution
One of our expertise
Ballast Nedam deploys a lot of expertise daily, water purification and water distribution included. We make full use of our Dutch knowledge in our projects abroad, to let clean water flow through the pipes.
Working on clean drinking water. Worldwide.
Abroad, the drinking water quality is not always sufficient. In some countries people have to walk miles every day to collect clean drinking water. They are sometimes even forced to get their drinking water from a polluted river.
This is why we provided large water purification installations, distribution pipes and house connections on our projects in Sri Lanka, Gambia and Ghana. As a result, we have already provided thousands of people with clean drinking water.
No less than 17,000 houses, 7 villages, 21,000 m3 water capacity
We are constructing a water purification installation and we are connecting it to a completely new pipeline network no less than 111 kilometers of pipelines. We get the water from a lake in the mountains, at an altitude of about 700 meters. Our research showed that the water was reasonably clean, except for being mixed with sand. Yet the river water in the seven villages was seriously polluted. In the villages, the water served not only as drinking water, but also as a sewer and a place to do the laundry. Due to the construction of the water treatment plant and the pipeline network, the families no longer have to drink from the polluted river.
Due to the differences in height, the water supply can make use of gravity for distribution. No water pumps are required. This not only makes it cheaper, but also minimises the impact on the environment.
Each village will have its own tank with about 1.5 thousand cubic meters of clean drinking water. From the tank we will build a local distribution network that will reach the 17,000 houses. When a tank threatens to become empty, the floats on the tanks ensure that new water is supplied from the water treatment plant. In this way, the water continues to flow through the pipes continuously.
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Employment opportunities and training: This is how we help other countries move forward
Getting clean drinking water increases the quality of life in the regions in which we work. But it doesn't stop there. With these projects we create employment opportunities because we engage local subcontractors for part of the installation. We also hire as many local employees as possible in our own on-site teams. And we get a large part of the purification technology from Belgium.
During our projects we train the locals so that they can do the maintenance and operation of the water treatment. As a result, we work on an impact that lasts.
Ballast Nedam International Projects
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