The water descends by gravity from Boutmezguida to two reservoirs located at 662 m.a.s.l. In the first leg, water travels through 41” pipes covering 3500 linear meters through steep mountain-slopes and is eventually buried in trenches of .20 cm2.
Once the water reaches the two large reservoirs, totaling 464 m3, it continues its descent for 3700 linear meters via piping (measuring 63”, 50”, and 41” respectively) which helps maximize its velocity, and finally arrives at the last village to be serviced with water, Agni Hya.
The water travels a total of 7200 linear meters in the main pipes. There are also secondary pipes reaching the villages and tertiary pipes connecting the households.
We have built manholes that are fully equipped with water-pressure regulators to facilitate and measure the water intake of each household and village.
There are 6 manholes in the first section measuring 3500 linear meters. These serve two main functions. First, they help to locate any leaks that might occur, and second, they serve as water-pressure regulators. All these manholes are built with concrete casting.
The second section of 3700 linear meters has 4 similar manholes using the same equipment.