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Senegal: Safe drinking water for rural populations

In the SiSFW_Livreurne Saloum Delta in Senegal, the available surface and ground water is not suitable for human consumption because of high levels of salt and fluoride, causing serious illnesses. Swiss Fresh Water (SFW) has been running a pilot project in the region since May 2011, providing the rural population with access to affordable and safe drinking water. Local operators use SFW’s small-scale, solar-powered desalination systems to produce water on-site and sell it for 1.5t €c/litre, creating local jobs and fostering entrepreneurship.

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