PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT NAWEC informs the general public that the current electricity situation in the GBA is as a result of some maintenance being carried out on two engines in both Brikama and Kotu Power stations since on Monday 4th September, 2017. This has made it extremely difficult for NAWEC to distribute normal supply to all customers at the same time thus stretching the load shedding rooster. Consequently, it has led to the low pressure or lack of water being experienced in the water supply system. NAWEC assures its esteemed customers that extra efforts will be made to keep the rest of the generators available during the period in order to minimize the load shedding as a result of the absence of the engines. NAWEC apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and promises to restore normal supply as soon as works on the engines are completed. Thank you.

NAWEC currently operates two distinct sewerage systems, namely a waste water treatment system at Kotu Sewerage and an untreated waste water system in Banjul. The Kotu system is relatively in good shape but would need additional funds to replace aging pumps. For Banjul and the hotel areas, investments would be required in pumps, plant, piping and equipment to improve the efficient running of the system.

Banjul Sewerage

P4 and P11:     P11 is in a fairly good operating condition. P4 requires a complete refurbishment of the station. The pumps, control panel, riser pipes and generator need replacement to efficiently operate to standard. A good reconditioned tank with high pressure and jetting machine was acquired to enhance removing of blockages and cleaning of the sewer pipelines. This has greatly improved our services but this tank has started developing gear problem.

Bund Polder:

The condition of the Bund Polder station is a serious concern for NAWEC now. During a high tide in October 2010, all our external steel flap gates were detached from their support and the timbers of the corresponding internal gates were rotten and could not close properly. During this period, the tides were at the peak and there was nothing to stop the seawater leading to heavy inundation of seawater into Banjul through the gates and flooding some parts of Tobacco Road. The maintenance team was engaged to carry out emergency repair works by completely fabricating 3 new flap gates and their anchorage. The construction and installation of these new gates took about 6 weeks. The cost of maintaining this station is becoming very expensive and it is none revenue operation for NAWEC. NAWEC is of the opinion that the operations of this station be handed to BCC who are responsible for the drainage system of Banjul.

Kotu Sewerage

Stations 1, 2, 3 and 4 are all in fairly good operating conditions. However, all stations are operating only on one pump without a spare. The guide rails need replacement. The control panel at station 3 needs replacement.

NAWEC’s limited financial capacity prevented a more prominent action in 2011. However, in 2011 the Sewerage network in the hotel areas is being expanded.

The income generated from this sector cannot cover cost operation and henceforth is being subsidised unsustainably by NAWEC.

 

 

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