exceptional areas loved to be developed uniquely in most part of the globe.
Lekki Peninsulas in Lagos, Nigeria is fast growing, benefitting from similar
fortunes such as modern residential suburbs, free trade zone, airport; and
tourism are springing up but without adequate potable water for sustainable
development. Reconnaissance surveys followed by an In-Depth-Interview were
carried out. The commonest sources are sachet, bottled and borehole waters.
Sachet and bottled waters are readily available but at unaffordable costs. The
most frequently available is borehole, but chemical, physical/organoleptic and
microbiological analysis show that the compositions are not within WHO
permissible standards. Sustainability is in jeopardy. Individuals, organizations
and businesses spend average of 15% of their income on treatments to meet
acceptable standards. There are needs to bridge the gap between the residents
taking untreated poor water and the few that take WHO standardized waters. A
Simple Water Treatment Device is recommended. The device consists of four
chambers, two pumping machines, alum and chlorine for treatment. It is equipped
with 12 to 13 valves (depending on the position of the chambers); and the
entire system is powered by electricity. It will control water borne diseases
such as typhoid, schistotomiasis, diarrhea and dysentery, hepatitis, cholera
and others; potable water will be available for domestic, recreational and
industrial uses; enough for use in the Free Trade Zone and at the forth coming
airport; the Eighteen Golf Course will not have challenges of potable water;
and forces and military formations within and around the peninsula can rely on
the source for every use. It is estimated that the system that can provide
average of 100,000 liters of water a day will cost N720,000:00, that
is, outside the cost of electricity. The system requires regular maintenance.
This device could be applied anywhere.
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