Water Authority gets help from Okinawa

Since 2014, the Samoa Water Authority (S.W.A.) has been working with the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (J.I.C.A.) to improve the quality of treated and clean drinking water in Samoa.

A part of that, for the third time this year, is the arrival of a Water balance expert from Okinawa, Japan, Tsutomu Taba, to work with S.W.A. counterparts.

Mr. Taba is in Samoa as part of the Capacity Enhancement Project for Samoa Water Authority in cooperation with Okinawa (C.E.P.S.O.).

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Mr. Taba’s role in Samoa involves the analysis of water distribution and discussions with S.W.A. counterparts on site checks.

He will also provide support for the water pressure survey at the Alaoa Water Supply Scheme, and advise on high-pressure countermeasures. 

“The anticipation after his mission is that by the end of his activity programme, the S.W.A counterparts would be able to master in obtaining water pressure or flow data and the data accumulation based on their analysis, effective action plan is implemented,” a statement said.

“Other areas that he is expecting the staff to work on are the review of the training and advice on mountain data acquisition and conversion skills.” 

“Other vital causes are making sure that counterparts experience in knowing how to install logging device and confirm data capture, supporting of implementation of in-house training. Lastly is by inspection and maintenance advice of valve plugs, flow meters, and pressure reducing valves.”

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