The Guma valley Water Company has on Friday 7th October, 2022 handed over the project site for the rehabilitation of the Babadorie Reservoir at Regent Village to Hamosan Construction Company.

The rehabilitation of the Babadorie reservoir is part of the activities under the Freetown WASH and Aquatic Environment Revamping Project (WASHAERP).

The objective for the rehabilitation of the reservoir is to reduce leakages and increase on its storage capacity from its current 60 million liters to 62.4 million liters so that residents of Regent, Leicester, Gloucester, IMATT, Hill Station and Malamah will have access to improved water supply.

Ing. Francis Lahai, Deputy Managing Director of Guma Valley Water Company and Project Coordinator congratulated Hamosan for being the successful bidder for the rehabilitation project and requested that they deliver a very good job within the 7 months period stated for the contract implementation.

Giving an overview of the scope of works, the Project Technical Assistant, Ing. Michael Kargbo said the contractor is expected to demolish the containment wall around the reservoir and construct a new one, construct a drainage chamber to collect water from the overflow box and the perimeter drainage, coat existing concrete slabs in the interior of the reservoir with bituminous concrete, construct new 6- and 8-inches inlet pipes including supporting the civils works for the Kongo/Takuyama and Sugar Loaf inlets.

Ing. Kargbo reminded the contractor that the start date for the project implementation is 21st October 2022 and ending on 21st May 2023 with a 12 months defects liability period.

Speaking on behalf the contractor, Ing. Samuel Yoyowah said they will work hard to deliver the project within the project timeline. “We shall deliver this project with enough quality so that we will become a permanent contractor for Guma Valley Water Company”.

In a related development, the Guma team also held a site meeting with KOFA Construction Company that will be constructing 9 new tanks, each with a storage capacity of 6 million liters at the Babadorie facility.

The Freetown WASH and Aquatic Environment Revamping Project (WASHAERP) is aimed at contributing 15% increase in access to safe water supply and 7% increase in access to improved sanitation in the Western Area.

# FROM: Guma Communications Unit