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Lagos Shut 30 ‘Pure Water’ Factories Over Substandard Practices

INSIDEMAINLAND – The Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission (LASWARCO) on Tuesday shut down 30 water factories over the substandard practice in the State.

The water factories were sealed for various violations such as unhygienic production environment, failure to comply with regulatory provisions, and operating without adhering to good manufacturing practices.

This was disclosed on Wednesday in a statement titled, ‘LASWARCO seals 30 water factories over substandard practices.’

Executive Secretary of LASWARCO, Funke Adepoju, said that the closure was carried out to protect Lagosians from the consumption of unhygienic water.

Adepoju also provided details on the enforcement, saying: “The enforcement team of LASWARCO visited some water production factories in the State with on-site testing kits and the result confirmed that most of them are operating far below safety parameters.

“As the regulatory body empowered by Section 313 (h) of the Lagos State Environmental Management Protection Law, 2017, to regulate the activities of those engaged in the provision, consumption, treatment, packaging, sales, and supply of bottled drinking water contained in bottles or polythene bags, our principal interest is to ensure acceptable standards.”