Together Association

  • Minimal land requirement
  • Harmonious with nature in appearance and dynamics
  • Proven technology
  • Cost of operation and maintenance lower than traditional technology
  • Good pathogen removal from die-off and natural biological processes
  • Effective with a wide range of water plants
  • High levels of treatment possible by increasing planted area
  • Uses gravity feed to reduce use of energy
  • Low capital investment (typically 5% of traditional technology)

About 50% of the rural population in Egypt (47 million people) does not have access to improved sewage systems. For most people in this group, the conventional water sanitation solution offered by the government is too expensive (about $4.500.000 investment for a village of 10.000 people) compared to TE’s water sanitation system ($800.000 investment). Furthermore, the user fees of the governmental system are about 10 times higher than those of TE’s system ($10 vs. $1 for villages of 10.000 inhabitants). Market entry is planned to occur in several steps. After the successful completion of a pilot project with one village, five villages will receive the new water sanitation system.

With its waste water treatment technology Together Egypt offers, there will be non-quantifiable social benefits:

  • Improved health of the villagers: the general well-being of the villagers is improved through the new technology
  • Environmental impact: waste water in many cases was just spilled somewhere and then ultimately went into a river and polluted it, now many villages will be able to treat their waste water
  • Less land usage than traditional installations
  • Harmonious appearance, part of the landscape, no big technological installations necessary
  • Changing behavior of villagers: the new treatment technology is less expensive and intrusive than traditional installations, more villagers will be willing to use it and change their waste water behavior
  1. Lines of regression:  (lines of the streets, a private home)
  2. Lines of expulsion: (the main line that connects from the lifting station to the treatment plant)
  3. Lifting station: (a collection of rooms for the entire village is injected into the line of the package and then to the treatment plant)
  4. Corresponding rooms: (a compilation of more than a house for the compilation of exchange to the lifting station)
  5. The treatment plant: (a great site that is a compilation of such waste, processing and output to the possibility of taking advantage of it in agricultural irrigation)

Inputs

  • Smart sanitation system for villages in small governorate
  • Staff team: the technicians and administrators
  • Land licenses needed from government institutions
  • Funding

Activities

  • Awareness campaign
  • In Kind and/or Cash contribution campaign
  • Full survey in the village's street and open spaces  
  • Construction of the collection system and pump station   
  • Training, i.e. operating and maintaining the sanitation system     

Outputs

  • Superior and affordable water sanitation system
  • Improved public health
  • Village employment
  • Cheaper source of organic fertilizers
  • Establishment of a local NGO that will be responsible for the community to collect fees, operate and maintain the system

Outcome

  • Improved health
  • Increased productivity
  • Cleaner environment
  • Cheaper water treatment fees (vis-à-vis current setup or government proposed system) for the community
  • Self-sufficiency
  • Empowerment
  • Convenience

Key Facts

Organization: Together Association
Website: http://www.together-eg.com/
Contact: Sameh Seif
E-Mail: sameh.seif@together-eg.com
Operating in: Egypt

Category

Food & Agriculture
Success Stories
Water & Waste Water