Hunter H2O will help to improve health and sanitation in Samoa, after it was awarded the contract to undertake a feasibility study to improve the flood resilience of Apia’s existing sewage and wastewater systems.
The Government of Samoa supported by funding from the Green Climate Fund awarded Hunter H2O the contract for Provision of Technical assistance, which will aim to improve and climate proof domestic sewerage and wastewater systems in the Vaisigano River Floodplain (located within the Apia CBD); through improving on-site septic tank installations and evaluating the potential to connect to and/or expand the SWA Wastewater Network.
This important project will consider the specific hydro-meteorological, topographical, social and economic factors that are specific to urban and low-lying areas in Samoa using local partners and Australian based staff.
The feasibility study will also contribute to Samoa’s Water and Sanitation Sector, Water for Life: Water and Sanitation Sector Plan 2016-2020 objective of “Reliable, clean, affordable water and improved sanitation within the framework of Integrated Water Resources Management for a resilient Samoa, sustaining health and alleviating poverty”
This project win highlights Hunter H2O’s commitment to supporting Pacific Nations towards more sustainable water solutions and meets the goals outlined in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 6.
Hunter H2O is currently undertaking a number of other critical water projects across the Pacific, with several underway in Fiji, non revenue water projects, and the Master Planning of water and sewer in Port Moresby (PNG).