After a very short mobilisation period the contractor started immediately with the excavation for the pre-treatment, storage building and high tanks.
Following the kick-off event two staff of EGLV, an engineer and a technician, stay in Outapi for six weeks. Their goal is to become acquainted with the wastewater treatment plant and to establish together with OTC the needs for personnel and trainings. In future EGLV will regularly serve OTC with representatives on-site and therefore support the sustainable operation of their plants.
The first workshop took place with members of six neighboring municipalities, serving as a basis for the wastewater treatment plant partnership in the north of Namibia. Led by ISOE, the current conditions of the existing wastewater treatment ponds were discussed and the aims and objectives of the EPoNa project presented. The primary subject of discussion was how the scientific findings in Outapi can influence the future operation of the other sites.