Third water plant in Keur Momar Sarr, Senegal operational

Third water plant in Keur Momar Sarr, Senegal operational

The third water plant in Keur Momar Sarr (KMS3), Senegal is fully operational. Senegalese Head of State, Macky Sall inaugurated the project set to increase water supply capacity in the country.

The KMS3 plant is one of the flagship projects of the Emerging Senegal Plan (PSE). This ten-year strategy for the period 2014-2023 aims to lead the West African country on the road to emergence by 2035.

The project was implemented by Eiffage, Sogea-Satom and the Société auxiliaire des distributions d’eau (Sade), with the collaboration of several Senegalese companies. The project involved construction of a pumping station built on Lake Guiers, located on the Senegal River delta. This supplies the KMS3 drinking water plant via a 213 km long, 1.5 m diameter pipeline.

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Distribution network

The plant has a capacity of 200,000 m3 per day. The companies also built two storage tanks of 10,000 m3 each in Thiès and three distribution tanks in the same city, as well as at Blaise Diagne International Airport and in the new town of Diamniadio, near Dakar.

The project cost US $495M was financed with loans from the World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the French Development Agency (AFD).

The water plant is set to benefit 3 million people in the regions of Louga, Thiès and Dakar. It will extend the distribution network of the Société nationale des eaux du Sénégal (Sones), which will make 85,000 social connections.