Reports from the sewage services corporation revealed that the sewage network covers only 10% of the capital’s residents while 90% resort to “traditional wells”.
The number of processing stations are 5 major and 18 minor stations in Khartoum and Khartoum North as indicated by the reports. The length of pipes forming the network reaches to 120 km, while the whole city requires the addition of 4000 km according to a technical source, a process that would demand the demolition of buildings, some of which are affiliated with the armed forces.
Meanwhile, environmental experts warned of the presence of sewage processing stations in the middle of residential areas.
And in investigative reporting carried out by Altaghyeer, to be published later, catastrophic pollution of ground water, as well as the Nile, was revealed. Which is most probably due to the use of primitive methods in sanitation in the Sudanese capital.
Residents in Khartoum reach up to 7 million according to estimates by the central bureau for statistics, which accounts for almost a quarter of the country’s population, a number that is rapidly increasing amid continued immigration from rural areas fueled by economic reasons and security concerns in war-torn regions.