Cholera outbreak: LWC encourages residents to get connected to LWC water

Lagos Water Corporation has reassured the residents of the state that the state public water is the most safe water because it’s conforms with World Health Organisation’s standards.

This was revealed recently by Engr. Mukhtaar Temitope Tijani, the Corporation’s Managing Director, through the Executive Director, Operations, Engr. (Mrs.)Helen Omolanke Taiwo at the Baruwa Community Engagement Forum held at the Palace of the High Chief Khalid Baruwa, Baale of Baruwa community.

“The forum was aimed to enjoin Baruwa Community and its environs to connect to safe water that conform with World Health Organisation Standard’s.

“This is in line with the state government policy to ensure access to safe drinking water against untreated borehole water that is not safe for human consumption and exposes you and your family to health hazards.”

Engr. Tijani further stated that the Corporation has tested the boreholes and other sachets waters in the past and has seen that LWC water is the best.

He further explained that the essence of the gathering is also to sensitize the Baruwa Community to take ownership of the Mosan Okunola Mini Waterworks, re-commissioned in December 2023, because the facility was constructed from tax payers’ money.

The community should own it and see its sustainability, and also encourage residents to pay their bills.

While speaking on the background of the cholera outbreak in the state, the LWC MD assured that “LWC water is reliable. It takes away sickness, and you won’t have cholera from drinking LWC water.

“There is cholera in the country, so we are encouraging everyone to tap into the opportunity and get connected to LWC water, because it is potable. ”

In his speech, the Baale of Baruwa community, High Chief Khalid Baruwa, appreciated the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and the entire Management of LWC for providing water to the community and beyond.

Baale implored the corporation to charge reasonable so that people could pay, while urged the residents to pay water dues because the water is always treated and good for human consumption.

Moreover, the Chairman Baruwa Water Corporation, Pa James Oyewole, thanked the Corporation for the laudable gesture.

“This is a long-awaited ceremony. We have been involved in water pollution for about 28 years, as the underground water in Baruwa is contaminated, not good for drinking,” he stated.

Photo caption: LWC Management and Staff of Lagos Water Corporation present at the Baruwa Community Engagement Forum.


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