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Vist to Project site at Awba Ofemili, Anambra State, Nigeria

11th December 2012

Visit to Project site at Awba Ofemili, Anambra State, Nigeria

During December 2012, Andrew Kluckow of Meckow International, carried out and inspection of the Project in Awba Ofemili village in Anambra State, Nigeria. The Project was financed by a Major Corporate on their CSR Program and handed over to the community in April 2012.

           

The source water is from a river which is approximately one kilometre away from the village, the raw water is pumped by a Solar powered submersible pump which is mount on a gantry into the river.

         

The Solar panels are mounted on the roof of the control room. The raw water is pumped from the river to the header tank mounted on the top of the water tower. From here the water flows by gravity into the MECKOW Aquapur water purification unit where it is purified into safe drinking water. The drinking water then flows into the two bulk storage tanks ready for collection at the distribution taps.

   

The community of Awba Ofemili village now have access to safe drinking water. During our visit we were able to speak with the community nurse and she made the following statement 'Child illness in the village has decreased by 84% since the installation of the MECKOW Aquapur water purification system.'

Water quality before and after purification by the MECKOW Aquapur.

            

Grateful thanks go out to the Sponsors of this Project, Mr Amadi (Site Operation Manager) as well as the Meckow International Distributor for Nigeria, BGV Limited for this great success in bringing safe drinking water to a rural community.

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