Water Supply: The rehabilitated Njore Scan Water Station serves over 2000 inhabitants

The population of Njore in the upper Sanaga division has begun drinking portable water from the newly rehabilitated scan water station.

The station was inaugurated this February 26, 2020 by the Minister of Water and Energy, Gaston Eloundou Essomba.

The China Machinery Corporation rehabilitated the water station in just two months.

It henceforth becomes a source of portable water for the over 2000 inhabitants of the locality and its environs.

While inaugurating the water station, Minister Gaston Eloundou Essomba says the Njore water scan station is the first of 350 water scan stations that will be progressively rehabilitated in rural areas.

Water scan stations were constructed in Cameroon in 1984 to improve access to portable water in rural areas, but most of them were abandoned in the 90s when the economic crisis hit the country.

The government scan water project  is a vital solution to recurrent cases of water borne diseases.

Specificities of the Njore scan water station

The Njore scan water station consists of a borehole equipped with a submerged pump for water collection, a treatment plant, a reservoir and 05 hydrants.

It possesses a distribution network and uses photovoltaic plates. The 104 cubic meter scan water station has a-20-year life span, and stores energy for up to six hours.

As the scan water station goes into use, a local team will be trained to ensure its maintenance.

The rural water and sanitation project  is another government project that will see the construction of 80 water towers in 60 villages at the cost of 18billion FCFA .

 

Kathy Neba Sina

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