The Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission (LSWRC) has sealed off facilities of some water service providers in the state. This is as a result for non-compliance with the state’s water sector law.
LSRWC Executive Secretary, Kabiru Ahmed said the commission had sealed off the premises of Evan Water in Igando; Motkleen Premium Table Water in Obadore, and Pep Water in Okokomaiko. This is in line with the government determination to ensure the safety of lives of the residents.
Also, he said government wanted to prevent the spread of water borne diseases in the state.
LSRWC Tasks Stakeholders On Compliance
“The government will leave no stone unturned to ensure compliance with the guidelines and regulations for water abstraction/consumption. We are determined to ensure that Lagosians have access to potable water.”
“We are aware of the pollution of the state’s surface and groundwater sources. Also, uncontrolled abstraction and consumption of groundwater resources through the activities of unqualified personnel in the water sector. As a government, we will not fold our arms and allow the situation to deteriorate further.”
Ahmed further urged all stakeholders in the water sector to work with the government to ensure that the sector was regulated to meet the water needs of Lagosians.