SENEGAL-HYDRAULIQUE-INCIDENT / Gnith pipeline: teams dispatched to repair the leak, towards a return to normal in the evening – Senegalese press agency

SENEGAL-HYDRAULIQUE-INCIDENT / Gnith pipeline: teams dispatched to repair the leak, towards a return to normal in the evening – Senegalese press agency
SENEGAL-HYDRAULIQUE-INCIDENT / Gnith pipeline: teams dispatched to repair the leak, towards a return to normal in the evening – Senegalese press agency

Dakar, May 26 (APS) – Teams were dispatched to the field after the water leak that occurred this Sunday on the pipe of the Gnith factory near the village of Yamane, in the Louga region, and having caused disruptions in the distribution of precious liquid, in the main cities in the west of the country, learned the APS from SONES and Sen’Eau.

”When the leak was reported to our services, the general director of SONES, Mr. Abdoul Niang, and his counterpart from Sen’Eau, Mr. Maguette Niang, retained the principle of intervention,” declared the communications director of SONES, Habib Demba Fall.

He indicated that in an emergency, it was the teams based on this route located between Gnith and Dakar who were dispatched to the field. ”There is a competent management of Sen’Eau which takes care of what we call the ALG system, the pipes, and which also takes care of the proper functioning of Gnith, KMS 1, the accelerator from Mékhé to Dakar via the Thiès reservoirs,” he explained.

He added that in order to carry out “an in-depth diagnosis” of the situation, teams left Dakar. These teams “are also on the ground”, he assured, stressing that it is their work which “will determine the nature or extent of the leak”.

One of their tasks will also be to “evaluate the lack of production,” he said. He estimates that this leak will certainly lead to the loss of “volumes of water”, due to the cessation of production that its repair should require, this factory contributing 50,000 m3, or less than a tenth of the total production. intended for Dakar.

He declared that ”due to this lack of production”, the mitigation system will be determined. ”The mitigation system is first of all to increase the power of the other factories—Keur Momar Sarr 1, 2 and 3– and also to keep a watch on the neighborhoods which would experience dysfunctions”, a- he clarified.

However, he assures that we cannot speak of a water shortage in the current situation. ”Talking about water shortages is needlessly stirring up populations. We are faced with a maximum production shortfall of 10%, because the sector today produces 590,000,000 liters of water every day intended for the Dakar urban area and some sites crossed via (…)”.

He reassured the population by insisting that ”we are not in the presence of a large-scale shortage”, promising that arrangements will be made so that the disruptions ”can be mitigated”. To this end, he announces a ”ramp up of other factories”, explaining that there is a ”potential which, sometimes, is not optimally exhausted”.

He added that tankers ”will be available to deal with any eventuality in neighborhoods which would be strongly affected by the disturbances”.

In a press release, Sen’Eeau informs that due to the leak which occurred around 1 p.m. near Yamane, water distribution has been disrupted for several hours in Louga, Tivaouane, Thiès, Rufisque, Dakar and its suburbs.

She reports that intervention teams ”are mobilized on the ground to carry out the repair”. She assures that ”the situation should gradually return to normal as soon as the work is scheduled to end in the evening.

ASG

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