Mr Muminu Badmus, the Managing Director of Lagos Water Corporation, says the ongoing rehabilitation projects of the corporation have reached about 87-per-cent completion.
Badmus said this on Thursday in Lagos at the End-of-Year news briefing on the corporation’s achievements during the year.
He said that the rehabilitation projects had yielded positive results, as some communities, which had not been enjoying water supply for many years, were now having uninterrupted water supply.
“These areas include Ijesha, Makoko, Ikate, Ishaga, UNILAG Second Gate, Odunlami Linkage (Lagos Island), Isheri Olowora and Agege, among others.
“In some of these areas, over 50 kilometres of new pipes were laid and this means that there should not be intrusions that will contaminate water going to homes,’’ he said.
Badmus said that the corporation’s plans to implement the 100 million gallons-per-day Igbo-Nla Phase 1 project, which had secured government’s approval, would be executed via a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement.
He said that the Adiyan Phase 1 and 2 projects were now operating at about 70 per cent and 80 per cent of their capacity, following the rehabilitation of their facilities.
The managing director said that the projects had significantly increased water supply on a regular basis to the citizens in the last five months.
Badmus said the stable water supply would continue as the rehabilitation works at the Adiyan projects were almost completed to boost the supply water.
He said that the personnel of the corporation were now more responsive and better equipped to repair burst water pipes and linkages across the state.
He also said that the installation of pre-paid meters had facilitated efforts to check water wastage and improve revenue generation.
Badmus said that as it continued with the metering of households, the corporation would carry out massive sensitisation of its customers to the advantages of acquiring pre-paid meters.