The Managing Director of the Lagos State Water Corporation, Mr Muminu Badmus, yesterday, December 21, 2017, during the End-of-Year news briefing on the corporation’s achievements for the year 2017, said that the ongoing rehabilitation projects of the corporation have reached about 87-per-cent completion.
Badmus disclosed said that 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, Lagos Mainland, among others.
“In some of these areas, over 50 kilometers of new pipes were laid and this means that there should not be intrusions that will contaminate water going to homes,’’ he said.
According to him, the Corporation 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.
Badmus added that the projects had significantly increased water supply on a regular basis to the citizens in the last five months and that the corporation were now more responsive and better equipped to repair burst water pipes and linkages across the Lagos State.