Kafubu Water and Sewerage Company (KWSC) has awarded contracts to Veolia Water Technologies and Krüger A/S to rehabilitate and expand its water and wastewater infrastructures located in the Copperbelt in northern Zambia. Existing water and wastewater facilities in the region are in a progressive state of physical deterioration, with 67 percent of water wasted through leakage in the distribution network and sewer overflows which flood streets and roads.
As part of the project, nine wastewater treatment plants will be renovated and approximately 30 km of sewer networks will be upgraded. Approximately 147 km of distribution networks for drinking water will be rehabilitated, along with 21 groundwater wells, six raw water intake installations for surface water, six waterworks, and 18 pumping stations. The project will be conducted over 30 months and is expected to be completed by September 2017.
The project was made possible thanks to a loan granted by the Danish Government through its international development agency Danida Business Finance.