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Western Samoa, Pacific Ocean

Location: Western Samoa, Pacific Ocean

Client: Samoan Water Authority

Date: July 2008 to September 2008

Scope: Design for the installation of the Pressure Sewer Equipment on each individual property. Project


Currently the capital city of Western Samoa, Apia does not have any sewer services. The object of this project is to provide sewerage for approximately 150 buildings within the capital city. Some of these buildings include multi storey offices and accommodation apartments, commercial business applications, residential housing, hospitals and tourist accommodation resorts. The key elements of this particular design project are to ascertain the number of plumbing fixtures located within these commercial buildings and design a Pressure Sewer Pump Unit and reticulation system around these high water consumption sites. Further complications to overcome are the dilapidated gravity sewer drains currently terminating at septic systems and the high ground water table coupled with the monsoonal flooding that occurs.

The people of Samoa still follow traditional tribal/village values. Our design needed to take these values into consideration and extensive community consultation was used to ensure all cultural and heritage issues were considered.