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Enugu says water scarcity caused by replacement of damaged pipes

Enugu says water scarcity caused by replacement of damaged pipes
March 01
11:32 2024

The Enugu state government says an ongoing replacement of damaged asbestos pipes has led to water scarcity in some parts of the state.

Joshua Ejeh, special assistant on research and publication to Peter Mbah, governor of Enugu, stated this on Thursday.

Ejeh said recent studies by government showed that over 90 percent of pipes buried in Enugu were asbestos pipes from the pre-independence, colonial era.

He added that the Mbah administration is replacing weak, damaged, and blown-up pipes with modern ductile iron pipes, to provide water seamlessly to all homes in Enugu.

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“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,” he said.

“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.”

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Ejeh appealed to affected residents to reach out to the water corporation, pay prescribed fees “which are very affordable”, and get connected.

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