LWC APPEALS TO RESIDENTS TO PATRONISE PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY, WARNS AGAINST CONSUMPTION OF UNSAFE WATER

Lagos Water Corporation has appealed to the residents of the State to patronise the Public Water Supply, and warned against consumption of unsafe water supply from other sources.

The Group Managing Director/CEO of LWC, Engr. Muminu Badmus, in a statement released in Lagos, urged Lagosians to connect to potable water supply from the Corporation, and desist from drinking contaminated groundwater or patronising the informal sector that are not safe.

Noting that drinking polluted groundwater or contaminated water can cause many types of diseases, which include Cholera, diarrhoea and other serious water borne diseases.

Engr. Badmus reiterated that public water supply is fit for human consumption, it is safe, as it conforms to World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Standard, adding that groundwater and other informal sector are unsafe and not fit for consumption.

Revealing that the Water Quality Monitoring team of the Lagos water corporation is presently conducting a regular water quality routine check (Sampling & in-situ Analysis) on water delivered to their customers, noting that the ongoing exercise is to ascertain the quality of water supplied to their homes to ensure consumption of potable water always.

He however cautioned Lagosians on the Proliferation of borehole in the state, which is in alarming rate, and constitutes a serious health and environmental hazard to the residents of the State. He appealed to them to migrate back to the public water supply for guaranteed and safe service delivery.

He explained that the persistent rainfall which goes into the sewage, finds its way to the groundwater and thereby contaminating the groundwater. Badmus also stated that Groundwater pollution is where the pit latrine in the background is polluting the shallow well in the foreground with pathogens and nitrate.

This is also caused by on-site sanitation systems, landfills, effluent from wastewater treatment plants, leaking sewers, petrol filling, amongst others, which are released to the ground making their way down into groundwater resources and rendering it unsafe for human consumption, he stated

LWC VISITS WATER REGULATORY COMMISSION, SEEKS SUPPORT TOWARDS INCREASE IN CUSTOMERS DATA BASE

In continual swift response to the request of the Management of Lagos Water Corporation led by the GMD/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus to improve the revenue generation of the Corporation, the LWC group of Regional Business Managers (RBM) took the bull by the the horn as they stormed the office of the Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission (LSWRC) to seek support towards increase in Corporation’s Customers Database.

This was revealed today Wednesday 6th November, 2019 at the Commission’s office, Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, during the courtesy call/visit of the RBMs to the office of the Executive secretary of the commission, Mrs. Funke Adepoju.

According to the LWC, RBM, East Region, Mr. Tola Fadare, “we have come to felicitate and congratulate you as the new Executive secretary of Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission under the new regime of His excellency, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, Governor, Lagos State”.

Mr. Fadare continued in his opening presentation, that six (6) out of the nine (9) RBMs came to also solicitate with Mrs. Adepoju on how the commission and LWC can work together to achieve the theme agenda of the State Government towards service delivery and to assist in overcoming the Corporation challenge of Proliferation of borehole in the state.

He stated that Proliferation of borehole in the state is in alarming rate, and constitutes a serious health and environmental hazard to the redidents of the State.

“Usage of borehole has health and environmental implications, with prolong health and environmental implications”.

While responding to his presentation, the Executive Secretary, Mrs. Adepoju said, ”we are in this business together to make Lagos work”, adding that being a water family, we are to see into provision of safe water with good health in the state.

She stated that, though, the Corporation is not providing enough water to meet customers demand, but, we are to look into how to support the Corporation, noting that it is only in this State that people believe water should be free.

She declared in a simple statement that people dig borehole to take advantage of unavailable of water supply to meet demand in the state. We are to look into how to provide water, before we can work on the regulatory activities.

She explained that, the Commission is to commit itself on advocacy program, adding that the general public are not well informed about implications surrounding borehole digging.

She however promised to work more on advocacy policy to assist the Corporation to reduce Proliferation of borehole in the state.

“Collaboration is the way to go, as no man is an Island, we shall help to protect your interest, see what is good for you and the State interms of tariff, she stated.

In her reaction to the RBM North East Region, Engr. Olatunji Saheed’s statement on partnership towards service delivery, with reference to her open door policy and need for Customers to see LWC service as first option, before use of borehole. Mrs. Adepoju said “we want a situation where the consumers are ready to use our water, when it is available, then, regulations can now follow to back our action, which is explained in the State water law.

“We need to scale up our service and increase our capacity, in terms of Availability and sustainability, she added.

“The benefits of using LWC water is enormous, my concern is the availability of the service to meet demand.

“People will connect to the supply, forgetting digging of borehole, once the service is available”

She urged the LWC Management to continue to sensitize the general public about water availability and the efforts the Corporation’s has made thus so far, adding that the Commission is ready to carry the Corporation along on all its programs towards water provision and regulations in the state.

The South Region RBM, Mr. Kunle Imam, in his request to the commission, asked for a legislations to curb Proliferation of borehole in the State, making reference to Uganda hr visited lately where residents seek for Government approval to dig borehole.

The Executive Secretary said the request is in order, provided the Corporation has the service in place.

She responded that the Permit, control and regulations on borehole digging in place will further cater for the challenges and reduce Proliferation of borehole.

We are all in the business together to regulate the water Industry for effective and efficient service delivery, she restated.

Also at the meeting with the Executive Secretary of LSWRC were Head, Technical Service, Mr. Okikiola Somiyewo Olusola, Mr. Ogabi, Mrs. Bola Tiwa, Mrs. Jeje, amongst other.

The LWC representatives included RBMs South South, Mrs. Odebunmi;
South East, Mrs. Titi Kareem; North West, Mrs. Adewunmi and Manager, Corporate Communication, Mr. Anifowoshe Rasaq.

LWC RESTORES WATER SUPPLY, APOLOGIZES TO RESIDENTS

Lagos Water Corporation, LWC, has restored potable Water supply to Lagos residents, particularly those that have been affected with the disruption of supply due to the Technical issue, Gas outage at LWC IPP station (Akute Intakes) and Epileptic power supply from National grid.

In a statement released over the weekend in Lagos, the Corporation stated that “Operations commenced at the LWC Adiyan, Iju waterworks and Akute Intakes on public power supply of Ikeja Electricity Distribution company (IKEDC), therefore restored potable water to the affected areas of the State.

LWC therefore apologized to the esteemed Customers over the interruption of water supply, as the Corporation will never toy with the emotions of Lagosians.

However, expressed deep appreciation to the general public, thanking them for their patience, endurance, cooperation and support during the period of Water scarcity, adding that LWC is always ready to serve them better.

The Corporation so enjoined Lagosians to continue to support the Government’s efforts in sustaining potable water supply in the State, as the State Government is undauntedly working assiduously to ensure adequate supply of potable Water to every home in the State.

LWC CONDOLES WITH FAMILY OF LATE BRIGADIER GENERAL MOBOLAJI OLUFUNSO JOHNSON

Lagos Water Corporation today Thursday 31st October, 2019 joined other eminent personalities in Nigeria, particularly, Lagos State to pay condolence visit to the Family of the late first Military Governor of Lagos State, Brigadier General Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson (rtd) who passed on yesterday 30th October, 2019 at the age of 83, at about 4:15pm.

The LWC delegate was led by Engr. Suraj Ijaiya, Executive Director, Engineering and Technical Services (ETS).

While presenting the Corporation’s Letter of Condolence to the family member, Engr. Ijaiya said “the Management and Staff of Lagos Water Corporation were saddened to hear the death of the first Military Governor of Lagos State, Brigadier general Mobolaji Johnson”

He added that the Corporation pray to God to give the family the fortitude to bear the huge and monumental loss of the great statesman.

“May his gentle soul rest in peace”, he said.

Other Management Staff present during the visit included, Mrs. Aramide Alaka, Mr. Aro Ibrahim, Engr. Abbas Adeyemi, Engr. Ibraheem Yunusa, Mr. Sheriff Akinpelu, Mrs. Opeifa Silifat., Mrs. Sain John, Mr. Imam Lateef, Mr. Anifowoshe Rasaq and Mrs. Vero Onyagada

Late Brigadier general Johnson was the State Governor from May 1967 to July 1975 during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon.

LWC EXPLAINS CAUSES OF WATER DISRUPTION, ASSURES OF SUPPLY SOON

Dear Customer,

The current water supply distruption is as a result of Technical issue, Gas outage at our IPP station (Akute Intakes) and Epileptic power supply from National grid, which adversely affecting operations at our major waterworks.

Please, be assured that water will be restored as soon as possible, as the challenges are presently receiving attention.

Thank you for allowing us serve you better!

Signed: Management

SANWO-OLU TOURS LWC WATER PLANTS, SETS TO COMPLETE 70MGD ADIYAN II WITHIN 18MONTHS


In his aspirations to make Lagos a greater State, His Excellency, Governor of Lagos state, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu is set to complete the 70Million Gallons per Day (MGD) Adiyan II within 18months.

The Governor made this statement during his tour to the Lagos Water Corporation Facilities, Adiyan, Iju plants and Akute Intakes today Thursday 10th October, 2019.

Mr. Sanwo-Olu, who was received by the Group Managing Director/CEO, Lagos Water Corporation, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus at the ongoing Adiyan II plant stated that “our commitment in provision and supply of potable water in the State is how to complete the Water project within 18 months”.

He added that 70MGD is a massive gallons of water any where in Nigeria, adding that his administration would finalize the funding aspect of the project to make the plant working for the citizens of the state towards bringing additional 70MGD to the already existing Water capacities in the State.

He stressed that on completion the Adiyan II Water project would reduce water born disease, as one of ways to measure poverty, is lack of access to drinking water, as stated in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), goal 6.

70MGD Adiyan phase II construction was commissioned to Zalini Nigeria Ltd. by Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola’s administration, on completion, the milestone project would serve western axis of the State.

Other places toured by the State Governor included 45MGD Iju Waterworks and Akute Intakes (source of raw water supply to both 70MGD Adiyan I and 45MGD Iju Waterworks).

Governor Sanwo-Olu was accompanied by his Deputy, Dr. Hamzat Kadiri, Chief of Staff, Mr. Muri Okunola, and some Executive members of Lagos State Cabinet.

ACTIVITIES OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION, A CHALLENGE TO WATER SUPPLY IN LAGOS – LWC

Just in – Activities of road construction has been ascribed to the challenge of water supply in Lagos.

This was revealed by the Lagos Water Corporation, today, Wednesday 9th October, 2019, at a Stakeholders meeting between the residents of Apapa and Lagos Water Corporation, South West Region, at the Apapa Local Government Secretariat, Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos.

Representing the LWC Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Badmus, the Executive Director, Engineering and Technical Service (ETS), Engr. Ijaiya Suraj in his statement stated that the purpose of the meeting is to keep the residents of Apapa area of Lagos abreast on the situation of water supply in the Area.

Engr. Ijaiya said, the challenge of water disruption in the area and adjoining communities is as a result of the ongoing activities of Road Construction in the area.

He added that Dangote group of company has contracted an Apapa Road Construction to Hi-Tech Construction Company in the area which has resulted to a threat in Water supply in the area.

“Due to the ongoing Road Construction in Apapa, there has been Water disruption in the area, as a result of Water leakages, Damages to Water pipes, mains and other Water facilities in the area.

The affected roads/streets are: Wharf road, Liverpool road, wharehouse road, creek road, marine road, Burma road, among others.

“Also the activities have affected the Corporation largely, resulting to non revenue water, as LWC loosing million gallons of water daily.

“The corporation has cried to the Hi-tech Construction company for reimbursment/fixing and repair of the pipes, and other damages to LWC facilities, but nothing is forthcoming”.

The Executive Director urged the residents, to please stand up to their right of water enjoinment, by asking the construction company to fix the leaks and other damages so that they can continue to enjoin Water supply in the area.

Engr. Ijaiya added that for the Corporation to sustain water supply to Lagosians, they should pay their water bills as when due.

He added that the Corporation has installed watee meters in some areas of the State, yet, the public is not paying, noting that the Corporation service is not profit venture business.

The Corporation demands Customers Attitudinal change towards settlement of water bills, as the Corporation is improving to expand supply to meet ever increasing demand of Lagos, adding that the residents should work together with the Corporation to achieve its aims and objectives.

He however reassured the Apapa residents that the Corporation is ever committed in providing potable water supply in Lagos, and enjoined the general public to support the Corporation by paying their bills regularly.

A resident of Apapa, A CDA member, Mr. Bakare Rufai, who spoke at the meeting expressed his feelings on shortage of water supply in the area, which had been a global issue, requesting the Corporation to expand its supply, through more pipes/mains extension to meet the demands.

Another resident, Mr. Keshinro Ajibola condemned the activities of the Hi-Tech Construction Company towards water disruption in Apapa and other adjoining communities, as the importance of water cannot be over emphasis.

The resident explained that before the emergence of road construction in the community, there had been regular water supply in major area, though, not every street, enjoined the Corporation to extend potable water to other areas, and replace the old pipes/mains.

Urging the Corporation to solve the water problem, by supplying clean, clear and safe Water, adding that water from the informal sector cannot be guaranteed, compare to LWC potable water.

The LWC South East Region Business Manager (RBM), Mrs. Oluranti Taiwo assured the residents of improve in service delivery, enjoined the Customers to pay their bills as when due, appealled to Lagosians to help the Corporation to serve them better, as Water is not free.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION

As we celebrate 2019 Nigeria Independence Anniversary, the Management of Lagos Water Corporation congratulates and wishes all our Esteemed Customers a memorable celebration.

LWC thanks you all for your continuous Understanding, Cooperation and Support for believing so much in our indefatigable leadership towards sustainable uninterrupted water supply in Lagos State, as we are improving on water supply in the State.

We however apologizing on our defects, particularly, in the area of water disruption due to unavoidable circumstances/challenges, majorly power supply.

As we are always committed to better service delivery to Lagosians, we urge you to help us sustain the supply towards prompt payment of your water bills as when due.

Please, bear with us as we reassure you of uninterrupted potable water supply to every home in the State soon.

For comments, enquiries and report on water leakage, burst pipes etc, pls. call our Customers Care lines on 07045973012, 07045973013.

Wishing you Happy Independence Day Nigeria @ 59 !!!

LWC … working to serve better!!!

LWC RESTORES WATER SUPPLY

Dear Premium Customer,

As part of the Corporation’s commitment towards sustainable Water supply in Lagos State, LWC is set to commence Water supply to the affected areas of the State which supply had been disrupted as a result of power outage from National grid.

As we have connected to our Independent Power Plant, Akute, LWC apologise for the low in water supply, while thanking you for your continuous understanding and Cooperation.

LWC … working to serve you better!

*GAS OUTAGE DISRUPTS WATER SUPPLY IN LAGOS*

Dear Premium Customer,

The current disruption of Water Supply is as a result of a Gas Outage from the Independent Power Plant (IPP) at Akute .

Please, be assured that water supply will be restored soon, as the Corporation is working on alternative power supply to commence production and supply of potable Water to Lagosians.

Thank you for your continuous patronage.