SENEGAL-HYDRAULIQUE / Saint-Louis: Boppou Thior supplied with drinking water since June 11 (SONES) – Senegalese press agency

SENEGAL-HYDRAULIQUE / Saint-Louis: Boppou Thior supplied with drinking water since June 11 (SONES) – Senegalese press agency
SENEGAL-HYDRAULIQUE / Saint-Louis: Boppou Thior supplied with drinking water since June 11 (SONES) – Senegalese press agency

Saint-Louis, June 19 (APS) — The island of Boppou Thior, located 2 km from the city of Saint-Louis (north), has been connected to the drinking water network since June 11, announces the Company National Water Agency of Senegal (SONES).

SONES indicates in a press release that it has commissioned the works of this supply for the State of Senegal, specifying that at the end of a technical visit carried out in conjunction with the Sénégalaise des Eaux (Sen’Eau), it has It has been noted that the structures can now operate.

SONES is notably responsible for the management of urban water resources, with Sen’Eau responsible for the operation and distribution of drinking water in urban and peri-urban areas of Senegal.

The supply of Boppou Thior to the drinking network puts an end to “water stress” of “more than two centuries” on this island located in the commune of Gandon, which housed the red brick factory used to build the first buildings of Saint-Louis.

To connect it to the drinking water network, indicates the press release, SONES “has created, from September 2023, a supply system connected to the new water transfer network from the locality of Ndiock Sall located in about fifty kilometers from Saint-Louis”.

He points out that the water from the borehole supplying Boppou Thior is also “conveyed to Saint-Louis by a transfer pipe to improve the city’s supply, particularly the deficit areas of Pikine, Gokhou Mbathie, Boudiouck, Ngallèle and Sanar”.

“The State took the opportunity to also resolve the problem of supplying the mausoleum of Ghoulam Rassoul, a stone’s throw from Boppou Thior thanks to a fountain”, according to the press release.

“This work represented a real technical challenge requiring two river crossings for the pipes,” we can read in this press release.

He specifies that in Boppou Thior, six standpipes with two taps were installed while a reservoir with a capacity of 5,000 liters was built to a height of ten meters.

The structure was also equipped with a booster pump, according to the press release.

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