Ivory Coast is often faced with a situation of shortage of drinking water. The only city in Abidjan, which accounts for 70% of the consumption of drinking water produced, is experiencing major disruptions in the supply of drinking water. The same is true for some big cities in the interior of the country.
More than 8 million people (43% of Côte d’Ivoire’s population) lack basic sanitation facilities and more than 4 million people still drink from unimproved sources, particularly in rural areas. As a result, many children die every day from diarrheal diseases and other waterborne diseases, or from lack of clean water, sanitation and hygiene. The lack of safe water and sanitation has many other serious impacts on people’s health.
Children, especially girls, are deprived of their right to education because they have to spend time fetching water or not attending school because of the lack of adequate sanitation facilities. Women have to spend a significant part of their day fetching water. Farmers and low-income workers are less productive because of their health problems, and national economies suffer.
Estia Synergie Ivory Coast with solutions
Without safe water and adequate sanitation, sustainable development is impossible. It is for this reason that the supply of drinking water to the population throughout the Ivorian national territory has therefore been one of the priorities of the Head of State of Côte d’Ivoire. In order to improve access to basic social services and satisfactory sanitation conditions, Estia Synergie based in Abidjan offers production, treatment and water distribution facilities.
A water pump that works with solar energy
Read also: Renewable energy: what is solar energy
Estia Synergie offers the “Pump and drink Solarire”; a solar water pump that is the ideal solution to bring water, both closer to the people who need it, and also to treat it and make it fit for consumption. This fixed unit uses solar energy to capture raw water at more than 20m depth and 100m distance to store it in a 4m³ tank included with the unit.
Real community development tool, the solar water pumps, also provide night lighting and a mobile phone charging system.
Equipped with an overflow system, the 4m³ tank offers the possibility to use the surplus water for agricultural development or other economic activities.
Technical characteristics of the product:
- Processing capacity from 1,500 to 2,000 liters per hour.
- Recommended users: Village and semi-rural populations.
- For a population of 100 to 1,000 people.
- Surface water (springs, rivers, lakes, …) and drilling water (1st water table or open pit).
- Water temperature below 35 ° C.
Strengthening the production of drinking water and the extension of supply networks in the main urban centers, the creation of new water points and drinking water supply networks, are actions to be undertaken in order to avoid Ivory Coast and Ivorians a serious shortage of water.