On Friday, October 29, 2010, Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding officially broke ground at the Kitson Town construction worksite in a ceremony attended by the Minister of Water and Housing, Horace Chang, the Minister for Youth, Olivia Grange, and many local elected officials. This symbolic event marked the launch of construction at Kitson Town, a rural area of 10,000 inhabitants that has been without running water for 30 years.
On June 23, EBI (Egis BCEOM International, an engineering and consulting firm), in joint venture with WMI, signed a contract to upgrade the drinking water supply system in the city of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania.
The contract, worth €2.1 million, calls for diagnostic tests in pilot zones throughout the system, the supply of measuring equipment, and the drafting of a request for proposals for a Performance Contract for the reduction of Non Revenue Water, issued subsequently by the client.
The work will be carried out until August 2011.
METERING AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
One problem that water-system managers must solve and/or prevent from recurring is inadequate metering. To help prevent under-reporting of water use, WMI provides technical solutions along with a water meter-renewal policy that features diagnostics and...
REDUCTION OF THE PHYSICAL WATER LOSSES OF THE WATER DISTRIBUTION NETWORK OF CASABLANCA
Reduce as much as possible the physical water losses in the critical water supplying area (WSA) of Casablanca city (supplying time 24h/24h), Lydec, delegated authority operating on the network with the aim of reaching as soon as possible an overall network efficiency of 85%.