Skip to comments.Iraqis Build Fallujah’s First Sewage System
Posted on 11/26/2007 4:47:21 PM PST by SandRat
| FALLUJAH, Iraq, Nov. 26, 2007 About 450 Iraqis are working to get Fallujahs first sewer system operational by summer.
People are happy because our community is safer now and there are more American projects creating jobs in different areas, said construction manager Awaf Abdul Rahim at the wastewater treatment plant. Its helped Fallujahs unemployment. When the security situation improved earlier this year, we were inspired to work hard. Our construction crews became more serious and active and are now getting more done.
Peter Collins, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is the project manager overseeing the work. The long-term benefit is huge. At the moment, Fallujahs raw sewage is flowing into the Euphrates River, polluting it, impacting communities downstream who depend on it as a drinking source, Collins said.
Apart from the Iraqi work force, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has 35 Iraqi engineers visiting the various project sites daily, checking on the quality of the ongoing construction and encouraging worker safety.
Collins said the new treatment plant will have the capacity to serve Fallujahs needs until 2025, even if the community has a 50 percent growth in population from 200,000 to 300,000 residents.
People in Fallujah may not fully appreciate the impact of this project because they have never lived in a sewage-free city. Next year there will be no wastewater flowing in the streets and their children will be able to play safely outside, Collins said. It represents a monumental step forward, and thats what motivates us as we work to achieve that goal.
(Norris Jones serves in Iraq with the Gulf Region Central District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.)
Gulf Region Central District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Can we flush the AQ rats down into it?
Only after they go feet first through the large, slow, meat-grinder also recently constructed.
How about Our Demorat Traitors invested in Defeat!!
Never underestimate the power that modern plumbing and sanitation can have over bodies, hearts, and minds.
A city with as much as 100,000 people and they are only now getting a sewage system? Something to ponder the next time you need to argue with a rabid lib.
Oh yeah, Saddam took care of his people. Oh yeah, they’re so much worse off now./sarc
Building the infrastructure necessary for the political emergence of the Turd Estate?
Hey... If we can get them into the 20th century, maybe there is hope for them to eventually reach the 21st. Once they have tasted [pardon the visual] modern sanitation, they will never want to let the Mad Mullahs drag them back to the days of the pits. :-)
That’s the plan!
And just imagine.
All the time it was the central plan of the DUMB MONKEY and his ADMINISTRATION that the Democraps and Hollywierders said WOULD NEVER WORK.
They said we were just there to STEAL IRAQ’S OIL.
“Sometimes it is better to remain silent and thought a fool....”....you know the rest. The liberal Anti-American - yes, I do question their patriotism - left is going down in flames and I’m buying $3.73/gal gasoline to help them along the way.
Third Worlders’ will gather ‘round in envy of them American Projects.
Yeah, we are pretty awesome if I may say so...
The true measure of civilization: indoor plumbing.