The Oshakati Town Council water reservoirs project, which is estimated to cost roughly N$8 million, is intended to increase water pressure and feed about 800 erven in Ompumbu Extension 1, 2, and Ompumbu Proper.
Water tanks and a supply pipeline will be built as part of the project. During the handover, the town’s mayor, Leonard Hango, stated that the construction, which began on Wednesday, October 26th, will be completed by May 23rd, 2022.
Oshakati Town Council water reservoirs project details
Hango announced that that Oshakati has 18 water reservoirs in adjacent townships to maintain and raise water pressure in the event of an emergency. He further stated that this is the first stage in providing services to Ompumbu; further utilities such as a water reticulation network, as well as power and sewage infrastructure, would be added shortly after the bulk water supply is completed.
Hango went on to say that the bulk water infrastructure project includes the installation of 250 cubic meters raised and 500 cubic meter ground potable water steel tanks. A 1 300-kilometer potable water delivery pipeline will be built from NamWater’s connecting point.
He went on to say that the Oshakati Town Council Water reservoirs project would also include the installation of booster pumps as well as the provision of electricity to the site to power the pumps.
SOK Print Master Design and Construction cc was granted the construction of bulk services infrastructure, according to Hango.
Sindano Amutenya, the founder of SOK Print Master Design and Construction cc, said he wants to employ more than 50 Ompumbu villagers and five skilled workers throughout the construction time.
Amutenya claims to have worked in the construction sector for 11 years and has never abandoned a job. He went on to make a commitment to the citizens of Oshakati, stressing that the project will be completed ahead of schedule.