Reverse Osmosis & Water Treatment in Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso, also known by its short-form name Burkina, is a landlocked country in West Africa. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north; Niger to the east; Benin to the southeast; Togo and Ghana to the south; and Ivory Coast to the southwest.
Water resources are scarce in Burkina Faso. Water availability varies greatly between regions and seasons, as well as from year to year. In the South, average rainfall is as high as 1,200mm during a six-month wet season, while in the North the wet season lasts only three months and rainfall is only 300mm. The only rivers in the country that carry water all year around are the Mouhoun River (Black Volta) and the Nakambe River (White Volta), the other rivers carrying water only during the wet season. Building dams has been the most common way of storing water for the dry season, even though evaporation can reach 2,000 mm/year thus causing substantial water losses from open reservoirs. A substantial portion of surface water resources is shared with neighboring countries
The World Bank reports that at least 80 countries have water shortages and 2 billion people lack access to clean water. More disturbingly, the World Health Organization has reported that 1 billion people lack enough water to simply meet their basic needs, unfortunately in many countries water is scarce or contaminated.
Pure Aqua provides wide range of filtration and economical solutions based on the Burkina Faso’s water resources.
Burkina Faso’s main water resources are:
- Surface water “is water from river, rain water, lake or fresh water wetland, which can be treated using different methods, such us Ultrafiltration Systems, Media Water Filters, Brackish Water RO.
- Ground Water or brackish water is from water located in the pore space of soil and rock “Borehole well”, which can be treated using Reverse Osmosis Systems, Media Water Filters, Chemical Dosing, UV Sterilizers.
- Government water supply, which could have high level of hardness or high level of chlorine, can be treated with Water Softeners, Media Water Filters
Water challenges in Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso is a West African country that has been hampered by low and inconsistent periods of rainfall. The water mobilized for the provision of consumable water in rural areas is primarily from brackish water (groundwater) resources. The vast majority of the country’s land area is occupied on a basement area where the availability of water and flow rates are very low.
Furthermore, sanitation and the quality of water are below standards for the public, with environmental concerns also harming water supply. Since gold is a huge source of revenue for Burkina Faso, pollution has also become a problem in regards to the country’s water quality. Mining procedures have caused huge amounts of arsenic to permeate into the surrounding areas, which leads to further contamination throughout local waters.
Containerized / Mobile Water Treatment Equipment
Containerized equipment have rose as great solutions in providing safe drinking water to rural communities. These mobile treatment units are used alongside trucks to supply consumable water from surface water areas to fountains, which are easily attainable by the masses. The convenience of mobile water treatment is its effectiveness in altering raw water points and maximizing the probability of finding enough amount of consumable water without harming the environment.
Pure Aqua manufacture water treatment systems that meets the World Health Organization requirements.
Completed Water Purification Projects for Burkina Faso: