30 Aug 2017

Vanuatu capital sewage treatment improved

3:00 pm on 30 August 2017

A new sewage treatment facility has been installed in Vanuatu's Port Vila to deal with the disposal of waste from septic tanks.

Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Port Vila, Vanuatu. Photo: RNZI

Called "septage" the septic waste is being treated courtesy of a multi-million dollar scheme funded by the governments of Vanuatu, Australia and the Asian Development Bank.

Located in Bouffa the scheme consists of two septage ponds managed by a eight staff and is expected to improve Port Vila's waterways and the health of residents in surrounding communities.