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

World Water-Tech Innovation Summit 2020: BADMUS, OTHER WATER UTILITY LEADERS OFFER SOLUTIONS TO CHALLENGES OF EXTREME FLOODING EVENTS

CENTRAL LONDON, UK. – Lagos Water Corporation Managing Director/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus has joined other utility leaders across the globe to proffered solutions to the challenges of extreme flooding event.

This was revealed during the World Water-Tech Innovation Summit 2020, held in Central London between 25th – 26th February, 2020.

During a half-day, in-depth seminar and workshop programme exploring the question on how cities can best address the challenges of extreme flooding and climate change.

The LWC boss while sharing knowledge on the current state in the cities he has experience, he stated that increase in population, urbanisation and the effect of climate change, has rather put a lot of stress on the limited infrastructure. With reference to the population of Lagos over 22 million with over 1000 entering the city on a daily basis.

The LWC boss added that the major gaps include, lack of drainage infrastructure, lack of maintenance of drainage infrastructure, compromising of wetlands, people building along the wetland coupled with the low water table of Lagos.

“We need to have proper drainages, ensure the drainages are always cleared, have storm water passages/reservoirs, amongst other”.

Adding that the use of data, satellites and sensor technology are very helpful in tackling floods as they provide historical risk and new direction.

Help in planning for scaling up. “Our priorities would include the implementation of the drainage master plan and capacity development”, he stated.

Raising suggestions on scaling up, concerning recognition and taking advantages of social/cultural differences. He however, suggested that, though there is social/cultural differences, that is where domestication and adaptation must come in.

“We must recognize this differences will always be there but we will always adapt. Referring to some culture, Engr. Badmus said people shy away from drinking water that has been recycled, but we can always channel this to other acceptable uses such as agriculture, amongst other, he concluded.

The summit brought together over 300 water leaders (start-ups, tech giants, operators and investors) for two days of collaboration, dialogue and deal-making.

Each year the World Water-Tech Innovation Summit is produced in partnership with the UK Department for International Trade and attracts large delegations from Europe, Asia, North America, South America, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia who come to showcase best-in-class innovation and form lasting business partnerships.

NORTH EAST REGION LAUDS LWC PROFESSIONAL WATER QUALITY SPECIALIST MONITORING TEAM AS ITS TAKES EXERCISE TO THE REGION

Water quality monitoring is defined as the sampling and analysis of water constituents and conditions, which may include Introduced pollutants, such as pesticides, metals, and oil Constituents found naturally in water that can nevertheless be affected by human sources, such as dissolved oxygen, bacteria and nutrients.

The magnitude of their effects can be influenced by properties such as pH and temperature. For example, temperature influences the quantity of dissolved oxygen that water is able to contain, and pH affects the toxicity of ammonia.

State, local water quality professionals, have been monitoring water quality conditions for many years. In fact, until the past decade or so (when biological monitoring protocols were developed and began to take hold), water quality monitoring was generally considered the primary way of identifying water pollution problems.

Today, professional water quality specialists and volunteer program coordinators alike are moving toward approaches that combine chemical, physical, and biological monitoring methods to achieve the best picture of water quality conditions.

The importance of Water Quality Monitoring cannot be under estimated, because this is to identify whether waters are meeting designated uses, amongst other.

While taking the exercise to the North East Region of its operation coverage, the LWC North East Region has lauded the activities of the Lagos water corporation, Water Quality Specialists Monitoring Team on Wednesday 4th March, 2020 for its professionalism, effectiveness and efficiency to ascertain the quality of water supplied to the Corporation Customers’ homes to ensure consumption of potable water and promotion of good water sanitation and hygiene in the State.

The exercise is in continuation of its regular water quality routine checks (Sampling & in-situ Analysis) on water delivered to her customers.

The monitoring unit took water samples from the Customers’ homes and analyse on the spot.

The result would be made known to interested customers on request.

LWC WATER QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVIDES INTERNAL TRAINING TO DEVELOP STAFF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS

Internal training offers employers and employees/staff advantages that are not found when you send an employee to an external training program or seminar.

Training transfer occurs more naturally and employees cement learning through training other employees.

Lagos Water Corporation as part of its Human/ Staff Capacity Building for efficiency and effectiveness is known to be conducting Staff training to the Corporation employees, through various mean, such as seminars, workshops, training, amongst other.

The Corporation’s Water Quality Assurance Department on Wednesday 26th February, 2020, at the Iju and Adiyan waterworks provided Internal training to develop Departmental Staff Knowledge and Skills to perform excellenctly in the course of discharging their daily assignments/duties.

In his opening remarks, the Head of water Quality Assurance Department, Mr. Doyin Omotayo stressed that on-the-job training is designed to enhance an employee’s skills and ensures her readiness for the next promotion, eligibility for internal transfers and above all, to excel in his/her daily activities/assignments.

“The Training program centers on: # Analytical Reagent Preparation; Principles & Standard method.

Water Microbiology & Sampling Technique; Principle & Standard method”.

Adding that In-house training was divided into three (3) groups, A, B & C and generally far superior to a public seminar, workshops, which also helps in Capacity Building among Water Quality Assurance Officers within the Corporation.

Explaning that, In a development context, “capacity building” often refers to strengthening the skills, competencies, and abilities of people and communities in developing societies so they can overcome the causes of their exclusion and problems.

Mr. Omotayo however, lauded the LWC Management, led by the MD/CEO, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus for his support on the realization and success of the training exercise towards moving the Corporation forward.

It is worthwhile to mention that the LWC Water quality monitoring team (Water Quality Assurance Department) is presently conducting a regular water quality routine checks (sampling and in-situ Analysis) on water delivered to her customers.

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.