Amiad Completes Commissioning, Testing of Angola's First Combined-Use Water Treatment Facility

March 22, 2010
Filtration system now ready to provide clean water for city of Waku Kungo’s municipal, industrial and irrigation needs

Amiad Filtration Systems, a provider of water filtration technologies, announced it has completed the testing and commissioning phase for the water treatment facility it recently installed in Waku Kungo, Angola. The facility is the first combined-use water treatment plant in Africa, according to Amiad

The water treatment plant will filter the city's main water supply, the Kave River, providing 50,000 inhabitants, as well as the residents of 15 surrounding villages, with potable water for household needs as well as for agricultural and industrial use.

The $500,000 system features Amiad's automatic self-cleaning filter fine-micron screens. When operating at full capacity, the facility will have a flow rate of 900 cu meters per hour. The project was ordered by the LR Group, an Israeli company developing the agricultural-industrial Aldeia Nova (New Village) project in Waku Kungo. The LR Group is planning construction of nine additional projects in the region.

"We are proud that our system was chosen for this special project and we are honored to provide citizens of Waku Kungo with clean, filtered water for the first time," said Arik Dayan, CEO of Amiad Filtration Systems. "We look forward to working with the LR Group in implementing additional filtration projects in Angola and villages across Africa."

Source: Amiad Filtration Systems

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