Urban Water Corporation in Bauchi State says the installation of about 10,000 water metres in homes for effective billing of water consumption in the state has begun.
This was stated in a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), while speaking with the General Manager of the corporation, Alhaji Aminu Gital, on Wednesday in Bauchi.
Gital explained that metres were presently installed within Bauchi metropolis for ease of collection of water bills, which would promote accountability and remittance of monthly water bills in the collection and appropriate record-keeping of water consumption within a specified period.
“We will intensify efforts on regular settlement of water bills by our consumers”.
He also said that some personnel of the corporation had been ordered to ensure constant monitoring of the facility and report cases of either vandalism or attempt to by-pass metres for appropriate action.
Gital added that the recently completed N20 billion water project will soon become functional.
“We will be pumping 75 million cubic litres of treated water to consumers”.
“We do supply 1.2 million litres of water daily through our improvised strategy,” he said and we would continue to supply water until the work is done.”
He urged and appealed to the residents of Bauchi town to be patient because of the current water scarcity, which would be restored soon after disinfecting the water reservoir and pipelines to guarantee safe and clean water consumption.
He also mentioned that the World Bank in collaboration with the Bauchi State Government is executing an N20 billion water project.
This is under its Third National Urban Water Sector Reform Project, to boost water supply in the state.