A drinking water supply system has just been inaugurated in the Boucle du Mouhoun region of Burkina Faso. All of the equipment will provide drinking water to more than 11,700 people by 2040.
The inhabitants of the villages of Passakongo, Massala, Soakuy and Haperekuy in the Boucle de Mouhoun region of Burkina Faso should benefit from a better supply of drinking water. The government of this West African country has just inaugurated a “multi-village” drinking water supply system in this region.
The AEP includes an underground water pumping system. The installation, which operates with electricity, will supply up to 160 m3 of water per day to 11,703 people until 2040. The water is distributed to the population via nine standpipes connected to the pumping station by 26 small pipes, which is also used to supply remote areas. Also as part of this project, two drinking troughs have been installed for animals.
The government financed the work as part of the IDB-Uemoa rural water and sanitation program launched in July 2016 in Dakar, Senegal. The program is co-financed by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), the Uemoa Commission (West African Economic and Monetary Union) and its member states to the tune of 54 billion CFA francs (over ’82 million).
According to Umeoa, the IDB-Uemoa rural water and sanitation program will eventually lead to the construction of 940 boreholes equipped with human-powered pumps, 209 mini water supply systems powered by hybrid solar (thermal) energy, 21 multi-village water supply systems, 6 autonomous water stations, 19,250 private latrines and 720 public latrines in the community area (West Africa).
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