On 6 January 2017, Félix Ngonpa, Deputy Director General (DDG) of the Cameroon Water Utilities Corporation (Camwater), on the occasion of the Committee on Contracts for Urban Water Hydraulics in Yaounde, ), A public concessionaire in charge of water production, has revealed that it is currently in the process of finalizing the commissioning of two new production units with a capacity of 35,000 and 55,000 m3 of water/Day, within a period of at least six months. “It is 90,000 m3/day more that will arrive in Yaounde within maximum six months,” said the DDG.
The DDG indicated that, at present, the people of Yaounde have noticed that there are works that are carried out everywhere by the construction company Razel as part of the improvement of the distribution network. “It’s because we have pipes that have been laid in Yaounde for 60 years. So, even if the water is treated in Mbalmayo, if you have a scaled-down behavior, obviously it carries a little dirt so, the problem we are solving in Yaounde, also aims to replace the 70 Km of oldest networks to improve quality. So certainly in the days to come, you will see an improvement that will happen, “said Félix Ngonpa.
Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon currently has just over 2 million inhabitants. For this reason, the drinking water requirement for this entire population is estimated at more than 315,000 m3/day. At present, the Akomnyada water treatment plant, supported on the Nyong River and the Mefou processing plant, is the main source of drinking water supply in the city of Yaounde.
Their maximum production capacity is about 150,000 m3/day. The production deficit, on the other hand, remains in the order of 165 000 m3/day.