700 of pipeline improved
80 new pipework
1.8 supplied with clean drinking water
Preventing water loss
As the water was scarce, we developed and built a sludge treatment plant to thicken, work and press sludge into clay blocks for housebuilding. Instead of flowing away and being lost, following purification the backwash water was used for distribution. We also prevented the loss of treated/purified water by repairing the old water transport system, from which many litres of water was leaking. We inspected and improved around 700 kilometres of pipeline and also laid 80 kilometres of new pipes.
During this project, we worked together with local people. The knowledge we shared and the experience they acquired will be of lasting value for the region. We also gave an additional boost to the economy over a three year period thanks to the wages paid to the 300 trained and untrained local workers.
Roy van Eijsden has 20+ years of experience and has worked on six continents. His motivation: continuous improvement of the countries and living environments where he works.