articleBoca) is diverted from prison to the senior center for the desalination of water and sewage treatment in Basra
Boca) is diverted from prison to the senior center for the desalination of water and sewage treatment in Basra
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009
KUNA) - The U.S. military in Iraq that converts some of the amenities that they belong to a prison camp (Boca) in Basra, south of Baghdad to serve the people of the province after a few months to close the prison and transfer the rest of the inmates to a prison camp (Cropper) in Baghdad
He said the U.S. military in Iraq said in a statement today that the official ceremony took place in the camp after completing the first phase of the distribution of freshwater to the area of Umm Qasr in Basra
The statement said that the project also includes a unit for sewage treatment, which currently allow the transfer of treated water to local areas for agricultural purposes by the tanks.
The statement quoted the camp commander (Boca) Colonel Daniel Lund said: "Currently there is a severe drought across southern Iraq and the result is a decrease in water levels and increasing salt water intrusion from the Gulf to aquifers in Basra."
Lund noted that the design of the stations in the camp, provides fresh water for about 50 thousand people per day, while an estimated population of Umm Qasr, with 45 thousand only.
As for wastewater treatment, the camp can accommodate 5.1 million gallons per day of sewage to produce 2.1 gallons per day of water used in agriculture and container washing operations at the port of Umm Qasr and put out the fires.
He indicated that the prison camp (Boca) was the second biggest prison for the multinational force in Iraq and the inmates of most wanted terrorism, according to articles in Iraqi law, was closed recently to implement the terms of the security agreement between the two countries