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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ghana's Ultra Modern Liquid Waste Treatment Plant in Accra

BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE

In an attempt to solve the issue of the lack of well engineered scientific liquid waste disposal sites in Ghana, the Government of Ghana has embarked on a GH¢22.5 million ultra modern waste disposal facility under the aegis of the Accra Sewerage Improvement Project (ASIP).


Located in Legon, Accra, it is expected that the facility, which operates using three types of ponds (anaerobic, maturation and facultative), will adequately treat liquid waste from suburbs in its environs networked to the site, including the University of Ghana, Legon.

It is designed to last up to the year 2030 and the contract is being undertaken by Costain West Africa.

Ghana however needs more of these, otherwise the impact would not be felt. It will just be like a tiny drop in the ocean.


This chamber receives faecal sludge from the facility's pump station


One of the many ponds of the treatment facility


The anaerobic pond has an apron for trucks and is lined with thick sheets to prevent seepage into the ground water


Odourless liquid after faecal sludge goes through some processes




The sieve prevents solids from entering the ponds




The treatment facility covers a very large area


Some of the channels leading to the ponds

1 comment:

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