n IMIESA - A community decides : Africa

Volume 31, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 31, Issue 1, Jan 2006, p. 21 - 23
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



Extracted from text ... A community decides AFRICA IMIESA JANUARY 2006 - 21 Installation of additional concrete chambers. Concrete chamber on the vacuum tank. The first phase of a R19-million vacuum sewerage system is presently underway at the rural settlement of Gibeon near Mariental in Namibia, following selection of this technology by the community itself. Having conducted a survey throughout the southern African region during the baseline study that investigated suitable alternatives to their existing out-dated sanitation system, the community of Gibeon selected vacuum sewerage technology. The choice was motivated not only by significantly lower installation costs (in comparison to the R40-million quoted ..

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