Solar water pump installation at the catholic church and the hospital of alindao (basse-koto), central african republic
05 Jun 2023

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Aptech Africa recently installed and commissioned three solar water pump systems with 100m HDPE pipes connected directly to the 3 polytanks for water distribution on three sites in Alindao, a town and sub-prefecture located in the Central African Republic prefecture of Basse-Kotto, in a project financed by the ACF (Action Contre la Faim), a humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide clean drinking water to the population with different needs.

For distribution purposes, the HDPE pipe of 40mm diameter were used to connect the water pump to the polytanks for distribution to the different water points ends on all three sites.

The solar hybrid pump was linked via the 100m (diameter 40mm) HDPE pipe as riser pipes in the well and all over the transmission line.

Aptech Africa used the following equipments on all three sites:

-5 solar panels of 165W were fixed and mounted on a metallic support structure and connected to the plastic water tank of 5,000L circular water tank with 60m water level and a maximum water Volume of 18m3/day with a flow

– Grundfos SQF 2.5-2 submersible pump and its Grundfos SQFlex CU 200 control box with

– A mesh fence was constructed to surround and guard the solar panels installations near the metallic stand.

The sites are located 500KM at the South-East of Bangui the capital city (the Central African Republic), Alindao is a town and sub-prefecture in the prefecture of Basse-Kotto.

The economy of Alindao population is based on food crops and cash crops (mainly coffee), and the processing of agricultural products, fishing, hunting, trade and craft activities are also local employment practices but the majority live in poverty. After the 2013 civil war crisis, the population relied on wells with (odorous water, bad taste) which dry time after time, resulting in crops being destroyed and, the constructions of the 3 boreholes will now be supplying clean water to over 15,213 people including returnees, displaced persons and the host population who cannot move to water points due to the security situation.