Source(s) of financing ADF: 13820000 Government: 2241288
Implementing Agency: WATER SUPPLY AND SEWERAGE AUTHORITY
Provision of safe and adequate water supplies to an estimated 1982 population of 145,000 residents of Combolcha, Debre Markos, Debre Zeit, Deder, Goba and Mojo to meet demands to 1992. (Since commencement Deder has been replaced by Woldia and Ghimbi).
Construction of groundwater sources of two raw water intakes and treatment works, power supplies, transmission and distribution mains and consumer points. In the two phase II centres of Woldia and Ghimbi no allowance was included for installation of consumer points. The contract packages were: 1 Consultancy Services for Design and Supervision 2 Supply of Pipes, Fittings and Accessories 3 Civil Works Construction 4 Supply and Installation of Electrical and Mechanical Equipment 5 Power Supply for Ghimbi 6 Power Supply for Woldia 7 Construction of Builidings and Offices. Final cost estimates are detailed in a WP file availble for reference.
Assuming all financing arrangements are completed by the end of 1982 , revision of tender documentation by consultants and contractor pre -qualification exercise would commence early 1983. The actual physical implementation of the project would then be expected to commence at the end of 3 rd quarter 1983 as per the detailed implementation schedule shown . Construction period is estimated at 24 months implying expected substantial completion by end September 1985.
The latent demand for potable piped water in the project areas, with existing supplies, is generally over three times the present sources and supply systems capacities resulting in the observed water supply rationing at the centres. The situation at Deder and Goba is even worse where the residents have to spend a lot of their time fetching insufficient quantities of water of doubtful physical, chemical and bacteriological quanlity. Provision of a safe, adequate, and dependable supply of water to the people in these six centres is imperatives if their health and general living standards are to be improved. Healthwise, two of the major problems in these locations are water borne diseases from unclean water and skin diseases from inadequate sanitation. Elimination or at least reduction of these medical problems would contribute greatly to increasing the productivity of the populace thereby raising their income levels and standards of living.