Corporation to extend water delivery to more Lagosians
The acting Managing Director of the Corporation, Engr. Deji Johnson said during Stakeholders Sensitisation Forum on Rehabilitation and Expansion of Distribution network at the Yaba Local Council Development Area Office, Adekunle, Lagos, recently that he believes an improvement in the water pipelines and mains will improve water delivery in Lagos, because, currently, some of the pipes are leaking and encrusted due to age barriers.
Johnson said the sensitization exercise was aimed at letting the people to know what the LWC is doing. “I believe with LWC Contractors, Co-coordinator and Workers, things will definitely work out well. LWC has developed a Master Plan with the hope that by year 2020, we’ll be able to meet the water demand of Lagos State.”
The Project Coordinator, Engr. Ipaye Raimi, told the gathering that the company was laying a new pipe of about 56 Kilometers.
“We urged you to assist us by curbing the activities of the Area boys in order to serve you better. We are providing you treated water, far better than borehole water, which is not treated and not hygienic”.
According to him, by year 2020, Lagos State population will hit 29 million. We are planning for this huge population, and this was the purpose for introducing the Lagos Water Master Plan.
He said, “LWC is changing from Galvanized pipe to High Density Pipe (HDPE). The reason for this, is, currently, 60 per cent of the water the Corporation produces is un-accounted for, and part of the problems is the wastage through the old pipes. HDPE pipe of about 110-315 Diameter is being introduced in Yaba, Ebute-Metta, Iwaya, Onike axis as a measure to curb the water wastages. About 3,500 houses would be provided with pre-paid meters to help regulate water wastages.
He further disclosed that the project is jointly funded by World Bank and French Government.
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