The Government of Liberia and partners, last Friday, 27 May 2016, broke grounds for the rehabilitation and supply of pipe bond water to over one hundred thousand residents in Sanniquellie, Voinjama, and Robertsport, respectively.
The Liberia municipal water project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is designed to improve the capitals of rural cities in Liberia. The project which cost about $26m is expected to supply clean, potable and cheaper water to 90% of citizens living in the 3 cities (Voinjama, Robertsport and Sanniquellie).
Speaking at the occasion, the Mission Director of USAID-Liberia, Dr. Anthony S. Chans said by this year the project will be able to supply water to at least 3,000 people in Sanniquellie and to about 1000 households by 2017.
Besides, water will install pump in public (different communities) to supply water to residents who may not be able to run the water to their individual homes. The Chairman of the Nimba Chapter of the Liberia Sewer Corporation (LSC), Mark Tomah, told reporters after the program that mini fees will be charged per container of water pulled by residents. The funding collected from the sale of water will be used to maintain the
facility across the city.
The water processing plant is located at the River Bee – JR community in Sanniquellie. If rehabilitated, the reservoir will host a capacity of 45cm3 (100gallons) of water daily- something technicians described as
limited for the population of the city, and requested an additional water supply facility in the area.