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Waterberg – Okakarara Regional State Water Scheme

Project Description





This aim of this project, implemented by the Department of Water Affairs of the MAWF, was the abstraction of water from the Grootfontein – Omatako canal, water treatment, storage and the supply of this water to the town of Okakarara, located 14 km due east of the canal, and into the existing pipeline network supplying water into the Otjiwarongo Constituency of the Otjozondjupa Region of central Namibia. At a Contract Value of N$ 5 million, the works entailed the construction of a canal outlet works, a two-compartment, 94,000 m3, PVC-membrane lined, earth embankment bulk water reservoir, a 1,000 m3 circular concrete clear water reservoir, an automatic backwash gravity water treatment plant with a 117 l/s total capacity (including provision for chemical dosing and chlorination), a 14 km long, 368 l/s capacity, 600 mm diameter fibre cement pipeline from the water treatment works to the town of Okakarara, 28 km of gravel surfaced access roads, buildings (including an operations complex, chemical dosing and chlorination facilities), accommodation buildings and general site services including water supply and reticulation, incorporating a 40 m3 elevated steel reservoir and road works. LCE carried out the preparation of a feasibility study, all the design work, the preparation of the tender documentation, the site supervision, quality control and project management.

Location: Waterberg and Okakarara in the Otjozondjupa Region

Project Value: N$ 5 million

Completion: 1989

Commencement: 1988