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Water scarcity: Enugu Govt replacing damaged asbestos pipes – Official



Enugu State Government says the current water scarcity in some parts of the state is caused by the ongoing replacement of damaged asbestos pipes.

Mr Joshua Ejeh, Special Assistant to Gov. Peter Mbah on Research and Publication announced this to our correspondent on Thursday in Enugu.

He revealed that the recent studies conducted by the government showed more than 90 per cent of pipes buried within Enugu were asbestos pipes by the colonial government of pre-independence era.

According to him, taking water to all homes in Enugu is not negotiable as the administration of Mbah continues to replace weak, damaged and blown-up pipes with modern ductile iron pipes.

“The capacity of these pipes could only take less than three million litres of water, whereas this administration has been able to produce a daily quantity of 120 million litres.

“So, some parts of the water stations and sub-stations were temporarily shut to enable the maintenance and replacement and will be reopened as soon as possible.

“Again, it has been confirmed that many houses and streets have water running through their environs but have no connection,” he said.

Ejeh advised those affected to reach out to the Water Corporation to pay the prescribed fees which are very affordable and get connected.

He said this would make them to enjoy uninterrupted water supply.

Alex Enebeli

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