SENEGAL: 12 villages provided with drinking water supply under the Peamir programme

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SENEGAL: 12 villages provided with drinking water supply under the Peamir programme©MASTER PHOTO 2017/Shutterstock

The Office of Rural Boreholes (OFOR) of Senegal has just provided 12 villages in the regions of Kaolack, Kaffrine and Fatick with drinking water supply systems. The installations have been operational since the end of August 2022.

The Rural Water and Sanitation Project (PEAMIR) is continuing in Senegal. The Office of Rural Boreholes (OFOR) has just delivered drinking water supply systems in 12 villages, notably in the regions of Kaolack, Kaffrine and Fatick. The systems consist of boreholes, water towers with capacities ranging from 100 to 200 m3 and a diameter of 20 mm, as well as related installations.

The works in Kaolack, Kaffrine and Fatick are part of the PEAMIR project launched in 2018 in Senegal. This project is financed via a $130 million loan from the World Bank, of which $22 million is for rural water supply.

Under the “drinking water” component of PEAMIR, OFOR will also rehabilitate 317 simplified water supply systems in the regions of Thiès, Fatick, Diourbel Kaolack and Kaffrine. The work will consist of renewing water towers, supplying and installing electromechanical equipment on existing boreholes, supplying and installing at least 500 metering systems (production and distribution), as well as 600 chlorination systems.

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Ofor also plans to carry out at least 300 km of network extensions and densifications and two new boreholes in the council of Tassette; to strengthen storage facilities with the construction of two reservoirs and the rehabilitation of the Yayem water tower; to install drainage equipment; and to lay new large-diameter pipes to allow for 30,000 social connections. With the completion of the “sanitation” component, PEAMIR should be completed by the end of June 2023, benefiting 1.3 million people in Senegal.

Inès Magoum


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