Bauchi deploys water pipeline monitoring equipment to check vandalism

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Urban Water and Sewarage Corporation (BSUWSC), says will deploy detection equipment to check illegal connections and protect water installations against vandalism.

This is contained in a statement signed by Umar Adamu, spokesman of the corporation Wednesday in Bauchi.

Adamu said that the corporation had detected illegal connections 1,000/900mm main water pumping from Gubi Dam Plant to Warinje and Buzaye Hill Reservoirs.

He said that the corporation had detected and sealed two illegal connections supplying water to about 60 facilities in Bauchi metropolis.

The spokesman said, “The corporation has concluded arrangements to deploy leakage detection equipment with a view to detecting illegal connections its installations.

“All nocturnal connections will henceforth be detected at the point of connection and with utmost immediacy. ”

According to him, the corporation is working in collaboration with security agencies to curb vandalism in the state.

Adamu said that the corporation had arrested suspected vandals, adding that they would soon be prosecuted.

He called the people of the state to desist from sharp practices and report suspected cases of vandalism on water installations to appropriate authorities.

“Water vandalism is subjecting unsuspecting consumers to untold hardship.”