Rehabilitation of the Mansour Pump Station Under the Commander's Emergency Response Program Baghdad, Iraq. Sustainment Assessment
SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA
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The Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction is assessing projects funded under the Commanders Emergency Response Program to provide real-time relief and reconstruction information to interested parties to enable appropriate action, when warranted. The objective of the project was to rehabilitate the Mansour Pump Station in Baghdad, Iraq, to improve the sewer system in the Al Amerea area. In Iraq, the wastewater systems use gravity to transport wastewater from homes and businesses to central treatment facilities. The city of Baghdad has many changes in elevation, which require lift stations to pump wastewater to higher elevations. A sewer lift station pumps the effluent to a collection area ensuring the wastewater from lower elevation areas is processed. According to contract file documentation, before this contract was issued, the Mansour Pump Station was overflowing with raw sewage, which ran through the streets of the neighborhood. On August 23, 2006, a firm-fixed-price contract of 122,950 for the Mansour Pump Station rehabilitation was awarded to a local contractor. Project Assessment Objective. The objective of this project assessment was to provide real-time project information on a relief and reconstruction project to interested parties to enable appropriate action, when warranted. Specifically, SIGIR determined whether the project was operating at the capacity stated in the original contract. To accomplish the objective, SIGIR determined whether the project was at full capability or capacity when accepted by the government, when transferred to Iraqi operators, and during our site inspections on November 9, and November 29, 2007. We conducted this limited scope assessment in accordance with the Quality Standards for Inspections issued by the Presidents Council on Integrity and Efficiency. The assessment team included an engineerinspector and an auditorinspector.
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