Project for the Establishment of a Water Supply Management System in Kambia District, Sierra Leone



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The project aims at developing a system for sustainable water supply operation in a local city of a local city of one of the least developed countries. A new model for local municipal water supply operation was developed through technical cooperation for the reconstruction of existing water supply facilities destroyed by the civil war, the conversion of a water purification system from rapid filtration to slow filtration, establishment of a public service corporation as an operating body and development of an affordable and fair water charge system. It is hoped that this model would be replicated in other local cities in the coming years.

Work title Technical Cooperation Project Regarding a Local Urban Water Supply System
Location Rokupr, Kambia District, Sierra Leone
Duration December, 2006 to January, 2009
Implementing body JICA
Facility outline Slow filtration water purification plant; elevated water tank; water pipelines; public water taps