GABON: Four boreholes reinforce the water supply to 2,800 households in Libreville

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The Société d'énergie et d'eau du Gabon (Seeg) is reactivating four boreholes in Akanda and Bellevue II. The new installations benefit 2,800 households in these areas of the Gabonese capital Libreville.

The drinking water supply facilities have been operational since May 26th, 2021. In Akanda, a municipality of the Gabonese capital Libreville, the Société d’énergie et d’eau du Gabon (Seeg) has re-launched three boreholes built in public schools. The rehabilitated borehole at the 1er Campement public school supplies 3m3 of water per hour. The water is stored in a 2m3 tower and then distributed to 800 households via four standpipes.

The second borehole reopened in the Akanda council is at the Makwengue 1 public school. The facility, which has a capacity of 3m3 per hour, is connected to a 3m3 water tower. The small system serves over 500 households through three standpipes. The other borehole, equipped with a solar pump, is located at the Malibé 1 public school and provides water to 800 households through four standpipes.

A new borehole also supplies drinking water to Bellevue 2, another district of Libreville. The new installation, with a capacity of 4m3, strengthens the supply of drinking water to more than 700 households. The new borehole is connected to two water towers, with as many standpipes.

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In the Gabonese capital Libreville, Seeg is also implementing the Integrated Programme for Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation in Libreville (Piaepal). The drinking water component of the programme includes the renewal of 149 kilometres of drinking water distribution networks, as well as the reinforcement and extension of the drinking water distribution network over 131 kilometres. At least three new water towers will also be built and unauthorised water connections removed. The completion of these works should improve the supply of drinking water to around 350,000 Gabonese.

Inès Magoum

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