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Delta Govt assures regular supply of potable water in Warri, Uvwie soon

By Akpos Oghenetega,
Delta State Government has assured that the first phase of the Warri/Uvwie Water Reservoir Project would be completed soon to ensure a regular supply of potable water to residents in the area.

The Commissioner for Water Resources Development, Rt. Hon. Evelyn Omavowan Oboro Esq, who made this known during the inspection of the project, stated that the inspection was to ascertain the readiness of Don Domingo Water Company, handling the project, to commence work this month as earlier promised.

According to her, during a meeting with the company last week, the management promised to start work this August 2021.

Commissioner for Water Resources Development, Rt. Hon. Evelyn Omavowan Oboro Esq,

“So, we came here to see the facilities on the ground and ascertain if their promise to begin work this month is real,” she said.

“We have gone round and inspected the high life pump, filter beds building, generator, 17 boreholes, chemical building, and others. We are convinced with the facilities we saw on the ground that, if they began work this month as promised, they should be able to complete the first phase in nine months, which would enable them to distribute water to homes in the locality.”

On their part, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Engr. Ogaga Blessing Edewor, and the General Manager, Delta State Urban Water Corporation, Engr. (Dr.) Nosakhoro Okoh said that the project was initiated by the state government to distribute water on commercial quantity to residents of Warri South, Uvwie, and neighboring communities.

They said that the water would be commercialized, adding that consumers would be metered in low prices compared to what they pay to get water from any other sources.

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Engr. Henry Idama, Director General, Delta State Water Sector Regulatory Commission, also assured of the supply of quality water from the reservoir.

”And I can assure you that from the dept. of the boreholes and the quality of the treatment the water will undergo, it will be good for consumption,” he said.

The Head of Operation, Don Domingo Water Company, Engr. Femi Fatero on his part said that the project would be completed in stages, adding that since its concession, they had been going along with the outlined programmes.

He assured that after the completion of the first phase in nine months, some homes in Warri South and Uvwie Local Government areas would begin to get water.

“The project is now in phases because at the time it was initiated, the population of the expected beneficiaries was far lower than what it is today,” he added.

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