EBEYE WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION, 

EBEYE, MARSHALL ISLANDS

The Ebeye Water Supply and Sanitation Project has been implemented in response to high levels of waterborne disease on Ebeye. It is expected to improve access to safe water and sanitation to reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases.

Jointly funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB), Government of The Republic of The Marshall Islands and The Government of Australia, the project includes works to upgrade and expand the island’s water supply and wastewater infrastructure

  • Installation of 2 km of 200mm & 100mm PVC force mains 

  • Refurbishment of two existing sewer pump stations

  • Construction of two new FRP sewer pump stations

  • Decommissioning and cut over from existing pump stations to new pump stations                      

  • Installation of new reticulated sewer, saltwater and potable water in one area of the island

  • Refurbishment of the existing public toilet block

  • Demolition of the redundant oxidation ditch

  • Construction of new inlet works to provide primary treatment via a manual & spiral screen

  • Installation of new DN400 HDPE sewer outfall, 400m in length                                                      

  • Construction of an elevated reservoir building housing new potable & saltwater lift pumps

  • Construction of 3No. FRP panel tanks – 2 No. 45 kL potable water, 1 No. 45 kL saltwater            

  • Roof structure and cladding refurbishment of island’s Power Station Building                              

  • Installation of 1200 No. pre-paid water meters (islandwide)

  • Replacement of 62 hydrants and associated supply pipework (islandwide)

 

Challenging elements of construction included:

  • Excavation within reclaimed land and high-water table (less than 1m below the surface)

  • All construction within a very high-density area (population density 33,000/km2 )

 

On project completion, residents are expected to have access to reticulated potable water 24 hours per day. Currently, water supply is rationed to a few hours per week.

The project is jointly funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB), Government of The Republic of The Marshall Islands and The Government of Australia.

Local stakeholder engagement

 

On project inception, CCB in conjunction with its client, KAJUR, met with key stakeholders to inform them of the works and potential interruptions that might be experienced. Throughout the course of the project, CCB ensured that major landowners, individual residents, and government bodies continued to be kept informed of upcoming works and potential impacts.

Impact on the community

 

The Ebeye Water Supply and Sanitation Project has been implemented in response to high levels of waterborne disease on Ebeye. The project is expected to improve access to safe water and sanitation thus reducing the incidence of waterborne diseases. Residents are also expected to have access to reticulated potable water 24 hours per day. Currently, water supply is rationed to a few hours per week.

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