Municipal Water Treatment Plant, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria
Client: EKITI STATE WATER CORPORATION, ADO EKITI
Ado-Ekiti city is the capital of Ekiti State. It was being served by a Water Treatment facility that was built by the Colonial Government in the late fifties, and expanded by the Adekunle Ajasin administration of old Ondo State in the early eighties.
The old plant, though with a capacity of 7.5 million litres per day was producing less than a million litres per day, and was only able to reach the old areas of the city.
However, with urban expansion and the emergence of sprawling suburbs, the water requirements of Ado-Ekiti has increased and the old plant had become inadequate in quantum and coverage.
The water source is the Ureje River, which was dammed and thus has a reservoir large enough to sustain an additional plant to enhance capacity.
One main objective of the State Water Corporations is to improve access to potable water for up to 75% of the populace. This requires provision of more water for Ado Ekiti.
KEMENG designed, constructed and installed a new 5million litres/day treatment plant to produce good quality wholesome potable water from the Ureje river as an addition to the existing facility to serve Ado-Ekiti city. The plant has a 384,000 litre sedimentation tank, 4 giant pressure filter vessels, pumping facilities and a 1 million litre treated water reservoir.
The treated water is then pumped to elevated (hilltop) water reservoirs strategically located to ensure adequate flow throughout the city.
The new plant also incorporates a state of the art control panel and float switches in all relevant tanks to ensure safe, automatic operation of the plant. A standard water laboratory for quality assurance and process support was also installed.. Constant power supply is guaranteed with the installation of a 400-KVA generating set for the plant.
Ado Ekiti city is now assured of adequate supply of reliable, top quality water for its populace. Water shortage and incidence of water-borne diseases can now be obviated by a fuller distribution coverage and effective maintenance of pipe network to reduce wastages.
Start Date: December 2007
Completion Date: September 2008
Project Financing: Government of Ekiti State