Hunter H2O awarded sewerage project
Australia-based company Hunter H2O has been awarded a contract to undertake a feasibility study to improve the flood resilience of Apia’s existing sewage and wastewater systems.
This is according to a 28 October, 2020 report published on WaterWorld Magazine, which is a publication for engineers, managers, and consultants in the water and wastewater industry worldwide.
It is expected that Hunter H2O will help to improve health and sanitation in Samoa through the project that is being funded by the Green Climate Fund (G.C.F.).
“The Government of Samoa supported by funding from the Green Climate Fund awarded Hunter H2O the contract for Provision of Technical assistance, which will aim to improve and climate-proof domestic sewerage and wastewater systems in the Vaisigano River Floodplain (located within the Apia CBD),” the WaterWorld report said.
Hunter H2O will improve on-site septic tank installations and evaluate the potential to connect to and or expand the Samoa Water Authority (S.W.A.) Wastewater Network.
“This important project will consider the specific hydro-meteorological, topographical, social and economic factors that are specific to urban and low-lying areas in Samoa using local partners and Australian based staff,” according to WaterWorld.
The feasibility study will also contribute to Samoa’s Water and Sanitation Sector, Water for Life: Water and Sanitation Sector Plan 2016-2020 objective of "Reliable, clean, affordable water and improved sanitation within the framework of Integrated Water Resources Management for a resilient Samoa, sustaining health and alleviating poverty.
Hunter H2O says the project highlights the company’s commitment to supporting Pacific nations toward more sustainable water solutions and meets the goals outlined in the United Nations (U.N.) Sustainable Development Goal (S.D.G.) number six about "clean water and sanitation for all."
Hunter H2O is currently undertaking a number of other water projects across the Pacific, including in Fiji and Papua New Guinea.