Monday, February 23, 2009

Piped Water System in Senegal

A partnership between the Millennium Villages project, JM Eagle, and PEPAM (the Senegalese government agency responsible for meeting the water and sanitation targets) has recently finished working on installing an underground piped water system in Senegal. JM Eagle, the world's largest plastic pipe manufacturer, has donated and delivered PVC water pipes for the project. A total of 31,000 people (99% of the population in the region) now have access to better drinking water. Rather than spending half their day traveling 5km per day to get water, women can now spend more time working or with their families. This project is a big step towards accomplishing the seventh Millennium Develoment Goal, environmental sustainability.
Source: Millennium Promise