Eko Atlantic City, one of the world’s most advanced new cities being built adjacent to Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria, has announced the on-going construction of its ultra-modern centralized 24/7 water system designed to simultaneously supply phases 1&2 of the city. The water system construction satisfies “stringent international standards for construction of water treatment centers”, supplied by Degrémont, Suez-environment, a reputable company known for its worldwide supply of water treatment equipment.
The Eko Atlantic City Water system will extract raw water from deep groundwater aquifers via a borehole providing an estimated initial daily supply of 10,000m3. The daily supply of water will continue to increase as the city grows. To add further protection to the aquifers, the borehole will be lined with stainless steel and cement grouted along its entire length to prevent contamination. The raw water will undergo filtration to remove the impurities and iron from it. The Water System will also disinfect the extracted water before storing it in water reservoirs ready for consumption (WHO guidelines). The water will then be pumped to a 47m high water tower that will supply the entire water network of phases 1 & 2. This will insure a residual pressure in the network of 1.5 bar.
In addition to this distribution network, the developers of Eko Atlantic, as advised by infrastructure consultants, will be providing ground water storage for a minimum of 2 days. This storage capacity will be independent from the required firewater reserve.
The systemic treatment technology offers the most ecological and cost effective way to produce public water supply since groundwater is often more convenient and less vulnerable to pollution than surface water.
Mr Ronald Chagoury Jr, Vice Chairman of South Energyx Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of the Chagoury Group, notes that the EAC water system is provided according to the high standards of the World Health Organization by ensuring reliable quality of sustainable water system at Eko Atlantic city. The city will not only boast of adequate power supply and a good road network, but also a water purification and distribution network that produces potable water for its residential and office use,” Mr Ronald Chagoury Jr added.
The company also recently announced the completion of all the 14 bridges projected for the city in Phase 1 & 2. In November last year, the city also unveiled the first of the Eko Pearl Towers, a residential building in its Marina District. The commissioning of the Tower which was done by the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode came some months after the commissioning of the city’s Eko Boulevard, Nigeria’s first eight-lane city road.
Notes to Editors: Eko Atlantic City is arguably the single most ambitious and comprehensive mixed-use development plan to come on stream in the West Africa sub-region in recent times. Modeled after the skyscraper District of Manhattan Island in New York City, it is expected that the new city will be home to no fewer than 300,000 residents, with commuter volume expected to exceed 200,000 people daily. Self-sufficient and sustainable, it includes state-of-the-art urban design, its own power, clean water, advanced telecommunications, spacious roads and over 100,000 trees.
The uniqueness of the initiative is that the residential units will be constructed as high-rise apartment towers due to limited space for the traditional single family detached units. According to data released by Residential Auctions Company (RAC), there are already over 1,000 units of apartments, within Eko Atlantic, of various room sizes ranging from one bedroom to four bedroom penthouses already under construction. High- rise developments will provide just slightly over 560 apartment units with one tower completely sold out and the first set of units were delivered in 2016.
Eko Atlantic is a planned residential and commercial city located on reclaimed land in Lagos. The project began in 2003 as a permanent solution to protect Bar Beach in Victoria Island from the effects of severe coastal erosion, and to safeguard Victoria Island from the threat of flooding