|PROJECTNAME||Eastern Network Rehabilitation and Expansion Project|
Due to the current poor state as a result of lack of investments over the years and limited capacity of the network in the east end of Freetown, the above project is geared towards rehabilitating the existing network but due to the fact that there has been increase in urbanization leading to more people and areas without network, expansion of the network to cover these areas will also be undertaken as a wholesome part of this project. The overall objective therefore is to ensure the deployment of a complete and active network system that covers every household within Allen Town, Calaba Town, Wellington and Kissy communities. Additionally, this project has as its focus a zero non-revenue regime where water losses from leaks are non-existent or very minimal through effective community engagement and monitoring.
|BENEFITS||Below key benefits of this project
|ACCOMPLISHMENTS||Still pending approval from relevant MDAs|
The current network being maintained by GVWC is an aged old network system which has been around since the 60s and has deteriorated immensely over the years due to lack of investment. It is noted that most of the leaks in the transmission mains are not seen on the physical surface but rather underground. These underground leaks are only noticeable at bridge points (confirmation of chlorine is only noticeable after testing) which make it very challenging. Consequently, this situation results in significant loss of treated water. Additionally, significant portion of revenue is lost due to these leakages with the ultimate effect of Guma’s inability to serve majority of the population in the east end of Freetown.
It is against this backdrop that this project for the rehabilitation and expansion of the existing network line is being pursued by the Ministry of Water Resources. Also, this project supports the Sea Water Desalination Project as it ensures an effective system for the delivery of water to each household within the project areas.
|PROJECTSTATUS||Under review by relevant MDAs|