A new drinking water supply system (AEP) is supplying the population of the commune of Komsilga, in the province of Kadiogo in Burkina Faso. The system was handed over on September 20th, 2021 by officials of the Regional Directorate of Water and Sanitation of the Centre.
Drinking water is available in Komsilga thanks to a new drinking water supply (AEP). The facility is located 25 kilometres from Ouagadougou, in the province of Kadiogo in Burkina Faso. The system was handed over by the Regional Directorate of Water and Sanitation of the Centre.
The new water supply system supplies 2,000 people in the commune of Komsilga, through four standpipes. The water distributed to these people is pumped from the water table through a borehole with a capacity of 15 m3 per hour and stored in a 50 m3 water tower.
Water supply improves drinking water coverage in Komsilga. The Burkinabe municipality has more than 101,000 inhabitants in 36 villages. For the whole country, the authorities estimate the rate of access to drinking water at 74%.
New water supply systems expected
Thanks to a €7.8 million loan from the Ecowas Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), the government of Burkina Faso is financing the construction of 27 water supply systems in the Boucle du Mouhoun and Hauts-Bassins regions.
The water supply systems will include groundwater pumping systems, small pumping stations, small pipes to distribute water to the population and standpipes. A total of 100,000 people will benefit from the project in the Boucle du Mouhoun and Hauts-Bassins regions.
Other initiatives are also underway to reduce water shortages in households, including the Water and Sanitation Sector Policy Support Programme (PAPS-EA), funded by the European Union (EU) and its partners, and the Capacity Building Project for the Governance of Drinking Water Supply, Hygiene and Sanitation Services.