Cross River water board worried over N300m debt

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CALABAR – Mr James Buchan, Manager (Operations) Cross River Water Board, said than N300 owed by various consumers in posed a challenge to its operations.

Buchan said this in an interview with News Agency Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar on Sunday, saying that the board was worried about the debt.

He said the board spent an average N25 monthly on diesel and chemicals to sustain water , urging the consumers who owed to settle bills.

The manager said that the paid its water bills regularly, urging the consumer’s to emulate the by paying bills to avoid disconnection.

Buchan further advised the consumers to always make genuine complaints about the services of the board to guarantee uninterrupted clean water .

The manager also urged consumers to shun illegal connection and to to the board, those, including its staff members, who engaged in fraudulent activities.

“We to to the well treated water, we to provide 24 hours to the , but we can only do this with the help of the ,’’ he said.

Buchan promised that Geographic Information System had been put in place to streamline the operations of the board and improve services.

He said the board was also worried over the damage of its pipelines worth than N300 by road construction companies in the .

Buchan said the board had, however, drawn the attention of the officials of the concerned construction companies to the development. (NAN)