REHABILITATION OF ZINGIBAR'S DRINKING WATER STATION
Water shortage is one of the major developmental issue in Yemen. The existing public drinking water stations cannot operate and pump at full capacity, due to the lack of fuel and electricity. This is creating acute shortages. Zingibar’s water station provides drinking water for 44,000 people living in Zingibar city and its surrounding villages. Water is currently pumped from five of its nine water wells and with a near half capacity of 34,000 liters per day per well.
The project will support Zingibar’s drinking water station with: (i) 12kw solar power to operate the water pumps at full capacity. It will consist of solar photovoltaic plates; (ii) batteries, (iii) charger; (iv) installing the solar power system; and (iv) technical trainings for the staff that will be responsible for the maintenance. The trained staff will ensure solar functionality and maintenance costs will be covered through services fees after the project completion.