SENEGAL: Delivery of the Yenne-Popenguine drinking water project scheduled for May 20

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SENEGAL: Delivery of the Yenne-Popenguine drinking water project scheduled for May 2021©Rembolle/Shutterstock

Several drinking water installations will come into service by the end of May 2021 in the divisions of M'bour and Rufisque in Senegal. Charles Fall, Director General of the Société nationale des eaux du Sénégal (Sones), made the announcement during a visit to the site on April 9th, 2021.

We are a few weeks away from the deadline for the drinking water supply project in the departments of M’bour and Rufisque in Senegal. Officials of the Société nationale des eaux du Sénégal (Sones), which is implementing the project, have announced that the future installations will be inaugurated at the end of May 2021.

The project, which will solve the water supply problems in the localities of Popenguine (M’bour) and Yenne (Rufisque), involves the construction of a borehole with a capacity of 200 m3 per hour. This installation, under construction in the village of Toubab Dialaw (between Bargny and Popenguine, editor’s note), will be connected to a transfer pipe to the locality of Popenguine.

The treated water will be stored in a 500 m3 tank. In addition to Popenguine, drinking water will also be distributed to the populations of Kiniabour and Toubaba Dialaw (Rufisque), as well as to households in the commune of Yenne via standpipes. “Normally, Yenne is supplied from Lake Guiers thanks to a connection to Bargny. However, its position in relation to the network is unfavourable (at the end), hence the recurrent water shortages,” explains Charles Fall, the general manager of Sones. A provisional solution has already been proposed by Sen’Eau, the new company responsible for operating and distributing drinking water in urban and peri-urban areas of Senegal, through its “Pointe” emergency programme. The project involves the installation of a mobile booster pump to boost the flow and supply the high villages of the council of Yenne.

The Popenguine and Yenne drinking water supply project has received funding of 2 billion CFA francs from the Senegalese Treasury, i.e. nearly 3.05 million euros. The project will eventually improve the supply of drinking water to 40,000 people in the localities of M’bour and Rufisque.

Inès Magoum


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