ABUJA – The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Water Board has assured residents of the territory of improved and uninterrupted supply of clean water to the territory.
Mr Michael Adebayo, Director of the board, gave this assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday.
Adebayo said that the completion and commissioning of phases 3 and 4 of the FCT Water treatment plants would further boost water supply in areas where supply had been problematic.
According to him, the board has an “Urban Water Monitoring Unit’’ which monitors the quality off water at the level of consumption to ensure that it is germ free.
“Completion of phases 3 and 4 of our treatment plant has helped improve pressure of water supply to hilly areas like Maitama, where supply had been problematic.
“Our Urban monitoring Unit ensures that the water at the level of consumption is, not only germ free, but also capable of fighting disease.
“We equally have a department of “rural water supply’’ which collaborates with the Satellite Towns Development Agency to ensure that satellite towns enjoy the same quality supply as the city centre,’’ the director said.
He said that the board was constantly challenged by the attitude of residents who are usually reluctant to pay their water bills and advised them to pay their bills promptly.
He said that water was no longer a free social service but a capital intensive venture which required the financial commitment of consumers.
“Residents should ensure that they pay their bills promptly so that we can continue to sustain the essential service of supplying them with potable water.
“Increase in population also makes it impossible for governments to provide free water to all residents,’’ he said. (NAN)