The Lagos Water Corporation has said it will increase its water production capacity to 492 million gallons per day by the year 2023.
The Managing Director, LWC, Mr Muminu Badmus, who made this known while speaking at the World Water day celebration, said that this was to close the demand gap significantly.
Badmus further said the corporation had also widened its database to effectively supply to more people in Lagos.
He stated that water meters had been deployed to properties across the state, such that consumers could pay for the exact amount of water consumed.
Badmus called for a multi-sectoral approach to tackle the challenges of access to fresh and portable water for Nigerians with a special focus on the importance of freshwater and sustainable management of freshwater resources.
The Public Affairs and Communications Director, Nigerian Bottling Company Mr Ekuma Eze, said the annual United Nation’s World Water Day presented a platform for the NBC to advocate the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goal six, which is water for all by 2030.
Eze explained that the NBC considered such a platform as an opportunity to advocate for the sustainable use of water, while also helping communities in need of water interventions to ensure that no one was left behind in water safety.