The “point B” plant and tanks, located in the heart of Dakar, form the input point of Dakar’s main water supply pipeline: ALG 1.
After observing the existence of malfunctions and leaks, the operator, SEN’EAU, selected SADE to renovate two key components of the system, which involved totally shutting off the capital’s water supply.
- Replacement of a leaky valve (ø1,000mm) on the ALG1 pipeline
- Repair of a leaky pipe (ø600mm) at the start of the distribution network by fully replacing the valves and fittings in the output manhole.
To replace the faulty parts within the deadlines, teams from SADE Senegal worked continuously from Tuesday 6 October at 7 a.m. to Wednesday 7 October at 3.30 a.m. It should be noted that some of these sensitive operations were performed in the presence of several major national water operators under the eyes of the media.
Thanks to the efforts of the teams from SADE Senegal, Dakar awoke on Wednesday morning with a reinforced and secured drinking water supply system, in a context in which drinking water availability is a crucial issue for the country and its population.