LWC APOLOGISES TO RESIDENTS OVER CURRENT WATER DISRUPTION, ASSURES SUPPLY VERY SOON

Lagos Water Corporation has again apologised to the Lagos residents, particularly, those that have been affected with the current disruption of water supply in the State.

This was contained in a statement released by the Corporation today Thursday 28th May 2020 in Lagos .

The Corporation attributed the current water disruption to the the technical problem at the LWC Adiyan intake raw water pump, Akute station.

The Corporation however assured Lagos residents that efforts are ongoing to restore potable water supply soon, adding that the Corporation will not toy with the emotions of Lagosians.

“Our team of Engineers are presently working assiduously to restore water supply soon, as the repair is almost at the concluding stage.

” We are undoubtedly committed to supply potable water to every home in the State, as this is the pact we have signed with Lagosians”, the Corporation stated.

Apologising to Lagosians for the inconvenience caused at this period, while thanking them for their patience, understanding and cooperation.

Adiyan II Water Project Right of Way (ROW): LWC visits Ogun State

Lagos Water Corporation on Monday 25th May, 2020 visited Ogun State to discuss further the modalities in achieving the delivery of the right of way for the Adiyan II project.

This effort is part of the continued quest of the Lagos State Government to acquire the Right of Way (ROW) for the Adiyan II water project through the Lagos Water Corporation (The executing agency).

The LWC delegation that visited the Gateway State was led by the the Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus, amongst other Management Staff.

Consequently, a high powered delegation led by the Special Adviser Water Resources Ogun state paid a return visit to the Adiyan project site on Tuesday 26th May 2020 on a fact finding mission.

The delegation was received by the Corporations team and the consultants on the project.

Ogun state delegation was given a brief of the situation on ground prior to proceeding to site for a physical inspection of the entire 8 kilometers stretch of the pipe right of way.

Suffice to state that Governors of both Lagos and Ogun states have agreed on a 30 day closure of the task.

However, Ogun state delegation reiterated the desire to continue the cooperation between the two states in achieving the set goals.

EID-EL-FITRI CELEBRATIONS: LWC FELICITATES WITH CUSTOMERS

As we celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Fitri, Lagos Water Corporation wish to felicitate with her Premium Customers, wishing you a Happy and Memorable 2020 Eid-el-Fitri Celebrations.

We pray to Almighty God for continuous Guidance, Protection and shower you all with sound health during this Celebrations and always.

We however apologize for the inconvenience caused during the present water disruption as a result of technical problem at our Adiyan intake raw water pump.

We hope to restore water supply soon, as effort to rectify it is in progress.

Thank you for your understanding.

Wishing you happy Eid-el-Mubarak !!!

LWC … working to serve you better

Covid-19: LWC RE-AFFIRMS ITS COMMITMENT TOWARDS CONTINUOUS SUPPLY OF POTABLE WATER TO LAGOS RESIDENTS

… Embarks on Headquarters, Waterworks, Regional Business Offices, Other Water Formations Disinfection as a Prevention Strategy to Curb the Spread of Covid-19

… makes the environment unendangered and invulnerable for its Staff and Customers.

Lagos Water Corporation has re-affirmed its commitment towards sustaining potable water supply to Lagos residents.

This was made known by the Corporation’s Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus on Tuesday 5th May, 2020, in Lagos.

LWC boss noted that Lagos residents, particularly, residents of Shomolu, Dolphin, Lekki, Ikoyi, Victoria Island (Saka Tinubu, Magodo, Itire Ikate, Mosan Okunola, Ikorodu (Lagos Road), Ojokoro, Akilo, Oworonshoki, Lagos Island, Mainland, Yaba/Ebute-Metta, amongst other have been commending the efforts of the Corporation, because of their access to potable water supply, especially, at this critical period of Coronavirus.

He however assured Lagosians of continuous sustainability of Water supply, because its importance cannot be underestimated at this Covid-19 pandemic stage, adding that the Corporation is undauntedly determined to support Government efforts of eradicating the virus from the State.

Noting that regular washing of hands with soap and clean running water as one of the preventive measures against the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) is of high importance to the Residents and Government at large.

Engr. Badmus however urged Lagosians to Conserve and Use Water Wisely, because its the only trusted and reliable source which cannot be compared to other informal sector.

Adding that Customers should also support government efforts by paying their water bills when due, by taking advantage of the new payment channels recently rolled out by the Corporation for easy payment of water bills from the comfort of their homes.

In the same vein, the Lagos Water Corperation, through Water Quality Assurance Department has embarked on Headquarters, Waterworks, Regional Business Offices and other Water Formations disinfection as a preventive strategy/measure to curb the spread of Coronavirus pandemic in the State, particularly, the State Water Corperation.

“The action is geared towards the partial resumption to work of staffs from level 15 and above as directed by the Lagos State, Incident Commander on Covid-19, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu, Governor, Lagos State”.

The disinfection exercise commenced on Monday 4th May, 2020 at the Water-House, Ijora, Lagos, as part of its continuous efforts towards curbing the spread of the Covid-19, making the environment unendangered and invulnerable for its Staff and Customers.

Other places covered during the exercise included Adiyan, Iju,
Waterworks, Regional Business Offices, Water Formations, amongst other.

Robustness and Flexibility of LWC Operations Under COVID-19 Outbreak

Towards the end of 2019, an outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) occurred in Wuhan, China and the virus has rapidly spread across the country several countries including Nigeria.

On 30th January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global health crisis, and less than one and half (1 & 1/2) months later, on 11 March 2020 it was declared that COVID-19 has become a pandemic.

A pandemic outbreak caused by a virus leads to insecurity among populations of the World, Africa, Nigeria, particularly, Lagos State.

Working for the State in providing people (the Lagos residents) with Potable Water Services, the Lagos Water Corporation is under high expectations by the general public to provide safe and clean drinking water to the ever increasing population of the State.

It is the moment the Water Corporation has proved that she is resillient and efficient to provide the essential service for the society, the environment and State at large.

LWC today, with an installed total capacity of 210MGD (Millions Gallons per Day) faces challenges such as Poor/Epileptic power supply from the grid, Population explosion/Influx of the people to the State, Ageing Infrastructure, Unaccounted Water (Water Leakage, Burst pipes, Water theft), amongst others. Despite all the herculean challenges, this has not in any dounted the Corporation from carrying out her responsibility of producing and supplying water to over 22million Population of the State’s Centre of Excellence with Water demand of 540MGD.

This is the period the Corporation demonstrated her proactviness and efficiency by intensifying efforts towards improving and sustaining water delivery to residents of the State, knowing that the importance of Water at this critical stage cannot be underestimated.

Consideration the importance of regular washing of hands with soap and clean running water as one of the preventive measures against the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Corporation swung into action by inaguarating an Incident Team to urgently look into and address any obstacles that could disrupt water supply at this period of our lives and to ensure that LWC facilities in the State work to their optimal capacity without hindrances.

One of the major assignments/objectives of the team is to provide water for the well-being of the State’s residents, particularly, the Coronavirus Isolation Centres.

As a matter of urgency, the Corporation connected potable water supply to Onikan Isolation Centre, Onikan and restored Water supply to Yaba Isolation Centre, Yaba to ensure safe and continuous water supply to the Isolation centres which is of utmost importance to the State.

To further increase provision of safe and clean water supply to some parts of the State with limited access to supply, the Corporation provide Stand-Pipes at the Shomolu Waterworks. This is to enable people with shortage of water to have access to water supply to their various homes through Water tanker.

Similarly, repair works was undertaken in various waterworks to improve water supply. This includes: Shomolu Waterworks and other Waterworks such as Dolphin, Lekki, Ikoyi, Victoria Island (Saka Tinubu), Magodo, Itire Ikate, Mosan Okunola, Ikorodu (Lagos Road), Ojokoro, Akilo, amongst other to complement the available limited supply from major waterworks of Adiyan, Iju and others to increase service delivery to Lagosians.

It is no news that epileptic power supply has been one of the Corporation’s greatest challenges. In order to overcome this obstacle, the Corporation made an alternative arrangement by connecting to Public Power Supply (IKEDC), to avert problem of inconsistency in power supply being experienced with the Independent Power Supply (IPP). It is also important to mention at this stage, that this effort is to further sustain service, especially, at this period of Covid-19.

In order to enjoy uninterrupted service delivery and to complement Government directives of Stay at home during the lockdown period in the State, the Corporation rolled out additional payment channels to her premium customers for easy and convenient payments of their Water bills. This is to enable Customers make Payments within the comfort of their homes through various payment channels.

These channels include: Payment through any Bank Branch across the State (Customers can pay using Paydirect or Pay at any Bank in Nigeria); through ATM Machine (Customers can pay at any ATM machine, just choose Paybills or Quickteller option); Online (Customers can pay at https://www.quickteller.com/lwc or https://lagos.qpay.ng/Payment/Index); payment at any Zonal or regional office using POS devices, Interswitch Paypoint (Mobile Money operator at street corners).

Considering these efforts put in place by the Corporation, in addressing problems of water supply in the State, towards catering for the well-being of the residents, there is no gain saying that with the proactive measures being taken, LWC has improve and sustain water supply in the state, and has shown her commitment to serve Lagosians better, as the Corporation is improving in service delivery.

Covid-19: LWC URGES RESIDENTS TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF NEW PAYMENT CHANNELS

Lagos Water Corporation has urged Residents in the State to take full advantage of the Corporation’s new Payment Channels for Convenient and easy Payments of Water Bills, particularly, during this period of lockdown in the State as a result of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

This was made known over the weekend by the Corporation in Lagos.

“For LWC Billing and Collection efficiency system, and convenient and easy payments of water bills across the State, LWC has rolled out new Payment Channels for the Water Customers in the State for continuous access to potable water supply.

“This means Water Customers have varieties of payment channels and can make payments at the comforts of their homes, particularly, this period of lockdown in the State, the Corporation said.

“LWC water bills payment has been made available on Mobile money operators the following Payment Channels: Firstmonie, Paga and PocketMoni”.

The Corporation however added that customers can now access or approach agents of these companies to pay their bills where they are located at street corners all over Lagos.

LWC stated that, the Corporation had earlier introduced some payment channels for easy business transaction and bills payments.

These channels include: Payment through any Bank Branch across the State (Customers can pay using Paydirect or Pay at any Bank in Nigeria); through ATM Machine (Customers can pay at any ATM machine, just choose Paybills or Quickteller option); Online (Customers can pay at https://www.quickteller.com/lwc or https://lagos.qpay.ng/Payment/Index); payment at any Zonal or regional office using POS devices, Interswitch Paypoint (Mobile Money operator at street corners).

While explaining the procedures on how Customers can Pay LWC Bills from home, the Corporation explained that for the Quickteller, Customers should:
💧Visit https://quickteller.com/lwc
💧Search for the type of bill you want to Pay e.g. flat domestic
💧enter Property réf or customer réf
💧enter amount to Pay
On the next screen
💧enter your ATM card détails to complète payment.

For QPay:
💧visit https://QPay.ng/Payment/index
💧under “bank Payment code” , enter customer reference,
💧under “bill type”, choose “LWC”
💧then Click validate
💧on the next screen, choose how to Pay.
Either enter ATM CARD détails to complète payment or choose the “pay by bank” option, enter bank account no and follow the instructions to complète payment.

And for Pocketmoni:
💧Download and install Pocketmoni app from playstore.
💧Install, register and login.
💧Select Pay Bills, look for LWC.
💧Insert customer référence
💧Enter the amount to Pay
💧And follow instructions to Pay

Adding that the Customer reference is used to validate a customer on all these platforms for transportation purposes.

AT LAST, IJU WATERWORKS COMMENCES WATER SUPPLY, TO COMPLEMENT ADIYAN TO IMPROVE SERVICE DELIVERY TO LAGOS RESIDENTS

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

Earlier, operations commenced at the LWC Adiyan waterworks and Akute Intake as a result of restoration of power supply by the Ikeja Distribution Company (IKEDC), therefore restored potable water supply to Lagosians

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 homes in the State.

Thanking you for your usual cooperation and understanding.

  • Management

LWC … working to serve you better

LWC RESTORES WATER SUPPLY, APOLOGIZES TO RESIDENTS

Lagos Water Corporation, (LWC) has restored Water supply to Lagos residents, particularly those that have been affected with the disruption of water supply due to the Gas Outage by the LWC Service Provider, Akute Power Limited (APL).

In a statement released today, Thursday 26th March, 2020 in Lagos, the Corporation stated that “Operations commenced at the LWC Adiyan waterworks and Akute Intakes as result of restoration of Power supply by the Ikeja Distribution Company (IKEDC), therefore restored potable water to the affected areas of the State”.

Effort to restore water through Iju Waterworks is ongoing, as we promise you improve service delivery.

“We therefore express deep appreciation to the general public, thanking you for your patience, endurance, cooperation and support especially during this period of Water scarcity”

The Corporation however enjoined Lagosians to continue to support the Government’s efforts in sustaining water supply in the State.

LWC UNVEILS 5- DAY PROGRAMMES TO CELEBRATE 2020 UN. WORLD WATER DAY

World Water Day is observed annually on March 22 to raise awareness about the vital importance of water to safeguarding human security and maintaining the health of the planet’s ecosystems.

This year’s theme, “Water and Climate Change,” highlights the urgent importance of strengthening water security and establishing access to a sustainable water supply in the face of changing climate conditions worldwide.

The observance will also raise public awareness about the many ways shifting atmospheric and oceanic conditions are reshaping the global hydrologic cycle.

Globally, 785 million people do not have access to a basic drinking-water service, and even for those who have access to water—the very resource on which a healthy, productive life depends—services are often inadequate to meet basic needs.

Across sub-Saharan Africa, 30 percent to 50 percent of rural systems are nonfunctional within five years of being built, and utilities in urban areas often ration water servicing.

Similarly, water is often contaminated from urban, industrial, and agricultural pollutants that can compromise non-piped water systems, even those that are classified as improved water sources. Many of those who lack access to basic water services also live in conflict-affected states with poor governance, insecure tenure, high rates of poverty, and weak institutions.

It is against this background that the Lagos Water Corporation unveiled 5-day programmes to celebrate the 2020 United Nation World Water Day to sensitize the general public, particularly Lagos residents on the State Government efforts/programs to close the Water demand gap in the State, towards providing potable water supply to every home in the State, adverse effects of persistent rain fall (climate change) on borehole water, amongst other related water issues.

The programmes are expected to commence tomorrow Thursday 19th March, 2020 with LWC Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus appearance on Traffic Radio show and LTV, “Lagos Today”.

This will follow with the display of LWC/UN. 2020 World Water Day Banners at all the Nine (9) Corporation’s Regional Business Offices, Major Waterworks and Water-House, Headquarters, Ijora on Friday 20th, March.

Other line up programmes to celebrate this yearly event are: Media/Press Conference on Sunday 22nd March, 2020 at the LWC Headquarters, Water-House Ijora, Lagos; Monday 21st, March is the day set aside for Health Walk with starting point from LWC Headquarters, Ijora and to round up the event, is the MD/CEO appearance on TVC talk show “Your view”, on Wednesday 25th March, 2020.

Partnering with the Corporation to celebrate the event are: Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE); Association of Professional Women Engineers (APWEN); Nigerian Institution of Water Engineers (NIWE); WILO Pumps; Salini Nigeria Ltd.; CKW, amongst other.

NSE, APWEN PAY COURTESY VISIT TO WATER HOUSE IJORA, HONOUR LWC BOSS

Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Ikeja Branch and Association of Professional Women Engineers in Nigeria (APWEN), Lagos Charpter today Wednesday 11th March, 2020 paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos Water Corporation Headquarters, Water-House, Ijora, Lagos, as the two Engineering bodies honoured the Lagos Water Corporation, Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus for his contributions and support towards Engineering Profession.

In her statement, the Chairman, NSE, Ikeja Branch, Engr. Mrs. Funmilade Akingbagbohun, FNSE, FNiMechE, said “we are here on a courtesy visit to the Water-House and to appreciate Engr. Badmus for his contribution towards the Engineering Professions”.

She also stated that its part of the NSE vision to encourage and  mentor young Engineers and raise them towards Practical knowledge.

The Chairman, APWEN Lagos Chapter, Engr. Mary Afolayan, in her contribution said, the honour is needful as Engr. Badmu’s contribution has not gone unnoticed. She asserted that APWEN is  introducing girls to Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics (STEM) to encourage girls to practice Engineering as a profession.

While appreciating the gestures and accolades, the LWC Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Badmus thanked the Professionals bodies for the honours and also for keeping the Profession alive.

He however promised a continuous partnership towards moving the Profession to a greater heights.

Accompanied the two Engineering Chairmen, were the Immediate Past Chairman NSE, Ikeja Branch, Engr. Akintayo Akintola; Immediate Past Chairman APWEN, Lagos Chapter, Engr. Laolu Aisida; Financial Secretary, NSE, Ikeja Branch, Engr. Majonagbe Adebayo and Admin Manager, Ikeja Branch, Mr. Ogunmoriyele Ayodeji.

Also at the meeting with LWC boss were Engr. Bright Oridami, Mrs. Kehinde Fashola and Mr. Anifowoshe Rasaq