The Lagos State Water Corporation (LSWC) has deployed over 17,000 prepaid meters in its first phase of installing water meters in houses in communities on the Lagos Mainland and other parts of the state.
The corporation’s Public Affairs Officer, Mr Rasaq Anifowoshe, made the disclosure noting that “the areas that benefited in the first phase of meters installation are Lekki, Victoria Island and Victoria Island Annex. Others are Ikeja, Magodo, MKO Abiola Garden, Surulere, Yaba/Ebute Metta, Iwaya, Magodo, Ikeja and MKO Abiola Garden among others.”
He continued that: “The second phase will start as soon as new sets of meters are made available and will cover all the other local governments in the state. Apart from water consumers paying for the exact volume of water consumed, the meters will reduce water wastage by consumers,” he said.
Anifowoshe said the corporation had introduced various payment options such as LSWC mobile, ATM, POS and the internet.
He further disclosed that the corporation had within one year, started and completed rehabilitation of some waterworks as part of efforts to provide uninterrupted potable water supply to citizens.