Cholera alert: Abuja water free of impurities, board assures

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The Federal Capital Territory Water Board (FCTWB) Sunday assured residents that its water has never been and will never be contaminated by any sort of impurities.

This is even as the board allays fears of residents regarding leaching of sewal lines into water ways, leading to cholera outbreak.
Acting General Manager, FCT Water Board, Dame Dr. Joy Okoro, gave this assurance while speaking to journalists during a parley the board organised for its Wuye, Wuse and Maitama customers.

He dismissed as ‘fallacy’ media reports alleging contamination of water at the Lower Usuma Dam, the GM.
He said: “Our water is very safe. All the newspaper publications about unsafe water in the FCT that came out about two weeks ago, I think it is a fallacy. We have the best treatment plant in Nigeria and it takes care of treating the water before we supply for consumption.

“The treatment we put in takes care of everything. That is the essence of water treatment -to take care of any possible impurity and make the resource safe for consumption. That is what the board has been doing and it will continue to do it because the FCTA attaches so much value to lives of Nigerians and all residents.

“So we are assuring all of them that our water is very pure, very good for drinking and very potable. And it is not just one, but four treatment plants, at the Lower Usuma Dam, and the FCT Administration, through the Hon. Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, continues to give us enabling environment.

“We have all the chemicals for water treatment and we do carry out water treatment judiciously, so as to serve our customers best quality water. Our staff work 24/7, especially those in the production area to make sure that all the residents are well served potable water.”

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