Mali: 10 new drinking water networks for the long-term supply to 30,000 people in the Koulikoro province
Caption of the illustration: Photovoltaic solar park, standpipe and water tower belonging to Malian Drinking Water Networks set up within the framework of projects led by VERGNET HYDRO.
To bring drinking water to very isolated Malian communities
Mali’s National Agency of Hydraulics (DNH, Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water) has selected the consortium bringing together the companies VERGNET HYDRO (project leader) MTCS (Bamako, Mali) and ATC (Bamako, Mali) to install 10 drinking water networks for the long-term supply to over 30,000 inhabitants of the Koulikoro region (south-west Mali). “This project is quite simply essential as it brings drinking water to very isolated communities in Sahelian territories where surface water is, by definition, rare,” states Najib BENAZOUZ, Area Manager for VERGNET HYDRO.
8 solar pumps to produce 650 m3 of drinking water a day
As part of the National Water Resources Mobilisation Programme (PNMRE), the project (with a budget of €1.15 million and funding from Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau [KfW]) is designed to supply these populations with drinking water via 87 standpipes and 36 private connections. The 10 water towers will be supplied by 8 solar pumps, 2 heat pumps and 108 km of pipework. “The combined power of the 8 solar pumps will reach 38 kWp to produce 650 m3 of drinking water a day.”
Mali’s hydraulics agency previously worked with VERGNET HYDRO to install 11 drinking water networks in 2011 and a further 20 in 2018. “We are honoured that the DNH continues to place its trust in us so regularly and so significantly.”