Millennium Challenge Account _ Liberia ( MCA_L) and the Liberia Water And Sewer Corporation ( LWSC) have completed construction of a US$18million new raw water pipeline from the dam of the Hydropower Plant to the White Plains Water Treatment Plant.
The pipeline is part of the Energy project under the Millennium Challenge Corporation ( MCC) Compact with Liberia through a grant of US$ 257m provided by the United States of America to address the lack of access to reliable and affordable electricity and adequate road infrastructure.
The pipeline project will deliver water from the dam using gravity flow, saving the LWSC US $780,000 yearly in electricity costs to pump water to the water treatment plant.
The project will improve the reliability and quality of the water supply to the nearly one million residents of Greater Monrovia. The old water intake was constructed in 1957 and it was destroyed due to the Liberian civil conflict ,a situation which now makes it difficult for LWSC to adequately supply Monrovia and it’s environs.
MCA_L had contracted Denys NV ( Belgium) to design and construct the pipeline and Nocholas O’Dwyer (Ireland) as the Engineer for design review and construction supervision.