Dear Premium Customer at Dolphin Estate

We wish to inform you that the current disruption of Water supply being experience is as a result of unexpected expansion of the Overhead tank at LWC Dolphin Estate Waterworks that affected Water production and Supply (Operation) at the Waterworks.

We however apologize for the inconvenience cause at this period, as the Overhead Tank will soon be undergoing urgent repair to restore Water supply to the Dolphin and environs residents.

Thanking you for your usual understanding, while we assure you of potable water supply soon.

  • Management

LWC … working to serve you better

FINALLY, ADIYAN COMMENCES OPERATIONS, TO COMPLEMENT IJU TO IMPROVE SERVICE DELIVERY

LWC Adiyan Waterworks has commenced operations, to complement Iju Waterworks to improve service delivery in Lagos State.

Earlier, Operations commenced at the LWC Iju waterworks and Akute Intake as a result of restoration of power supply by the LWC Service Provider, Akute Power Limited (APL), therefore restored potable water to the affected areas of the State.

Again, we apologize for the inconveniences caused during the period of water scarcity, as the Corporation is undoubtedly committed to provide water supply to every home in the State.

Thanking you for your usual cooperation and understanding.

  • Management

LWC … working to serve you better

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION, UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORT

To All LWC Valued Customers,

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION, UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORT

As we celebrate this year’s Christmas, Lagos Water Corporation wishes to thank all her valued customers for your Co-operation, Understanding and Support during the year 2019.
We wish you a Happy and Memorable Christmas and a Prosperous New Year in advance.

We pray that Almighty God Guide, Protect and Bless you this Season and beyond. May God see you through to 2020 in good health and sound mind.

As we are saddled with the responsibility of providing potable water supply to every home in the State, we hereby express an assurance of our commitment to ensuring improved and sustainable service delivery in Lagos state and we look up to your continuous patronage and prompt payment of your bills to achieve this laudable commitment.

Please, avoid illegal connection, meter bye pass and report burst pipes, leakages or any act of saboutage to LWC Customers Care on : 07045973012, 07045973013.

Thank you all.

  • Management

LWC

TECHNICAL ISSUES CAUSED WATER DISRUPTION IN LAGOS, EFFORTS ONGOING TO RESTORE SUPPLY SOON

Lagos Water Corporation has attributed the current Water disruption in some parts of the State to Technical issues affecting operation at Adiyan Waterworks, assured the general public of ongoing efforts to restore supply soon

In a statement released today Friday 6th December, 2019 in Lagos, the Corporation stated that “the current water supply disruption is as a result of Technical issues at the Corporation’s 70MGD (Million Gallons per Day) Adiyan Waterworks, thereby, affecting production and distribution of potable water supply to some parts of the State.

“LWC Engineers are working assiduously to rectifying the situation and restore Water supply to the affected areas soon”.

As part of the ongoing efforts to improve service delivery in Lagos, Iju Waterworks is presently producing and supplying to some parts of the State.

The Corporation however assured Lagosians that water will be restored to the affected areas as soon as possible, urging the residents of the State to be patient as the problems are presently receiving serious attention.

LASG IS COMMITTED TOWARDS PROVISION OF POTABLE WATER SUPPLY FOR ALL

Lagos State Government is committed towards provision of Potable Water Supply for all in the State.

This assertion was made by the Special Adviser to the Governor, Parastatal Monitoring Office (PMO), Mr. Afolabi Ayantayo during his courtesy visit to the Water House, Ijora, on Wednesday 27th November, 2019.

The Special Adviser revealed that “the vision of the present administration is to make Lagos State a 21st Century State, by providing potable water for every Lagosians”.

In his reaction/contribution to the Corporation’s efforts to improve water supply in the State, Mr. Ayantayo promised his support for the Corporation in ensuring that water is available in every home.

While appreciating the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his commitment and efforts towards moving the State forward, particularly the Corporation, in the area of settlement of benefits and others, the LWC GMD/CEO, Engr. Muminu Badmus asked the PMO to join him to thank the Governor for coming to the Corporation’s rescue during the difficult time.

He however commended the Parastatal Monitoring Office (PMO), stating that the Corporation has benefited immersely from his team.

Engr. Badmus however, appealed to the Special Adviser to assist the Corporation in its numerous challenges which affecting its mandate of production and supply of potable water supply to Lagosians.

The challenges are: Epileptic power supply; Staff Shortage; Ageing Infrastructure; Non Implementation of Budgets; Payment of Retirement Benefits; Indiscriminate digging of borehole; Appointment of Staff/Workers, amongst other.

Mr. Ayantayo was accompanied to the Water House by the Permanent Secretary, (PMO), Mr. Adeyemi Taofeeq Fashola and other Senior members of the Monitoring Office.

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