Lagos Water Corporation has assured residents of the State, particularly those residing in Otto Community, Lagos Mainland of Potable Water supply for the yuletide celebration.
The Managing Director/CEO of the Corporation, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus gave the assurance during a recent familiarisation visit by the Management team of LWC to Lagos Mainland and the Palace of the newly installed Oloto of Otto, His Royal Majesty (HRM) Alaiyeluwa Oba Abisoye Odesanya Okeyide Olupejobi.
Engr. Badmus stated that on completion of the ongoing rehabilitation of the 45 Million Gallons per Day (MGD) Iju Waterworks this month, potable water will be available to the community and other parts of the State.
While noting that the Government is committed to the regular supply of potable water to every home in the State, the Managing Director expressed his appreciation to Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu for his pragmatic approach and intervention toward the emergency resuscitation of Iju, Adiyan and Akute waterworks.
He pointed out that the State Government has embarked on several projects to increase water production and distribution across the State, noting however that the problem of aging infrastructures, among others, is affecting the efforts of the Corporation in ensuring a constant supply of potable water to every home in the State.
Also speaking, the Director of Sales and Commercial, LWC, Mr. Ajose Michael urged the residents of the community and the State to support Government’s efforts with prompt payment of their water bills to ensure the sustainability of water supply infrastructure.
Responding, the Oloto of Otto thanked the team for the visit and pledged the support of members of the Community, especially in dealing with water vendors disrupting access to potable water supply in the area.
Recall that the State Government had embarked on the rehabilitation of major waterworks including Iju, Adiyan and Akute Intakes, while it has also completed the rehabilitation and expansion works on Ishasi Waterworks from 4 million gallons per day to 12 million gallons every day.