The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Water Board says it will ensure regular water supply to all parts of the territory.
Malam Hudu Bello, the Director of FCT Water Board, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja.
He said the board had started maintenance works in all water installations in Kubwa in its effort to improve water supply to the residents.
“As residents of Kubwa will inform you, we disconnected their supply since Friday night.
“This is to enable us carry out comprehensive maintenance of water infrastructure in that area so that every nook and cranny of Kubwa will have access to potable water.
“These facilities were provided in 1990 and most of them are damaged, some are blocked while others have had structures erected on them.
“We are taking today out to ensure that all challenges with water supply in Kubwa are resolved,’’ the director said.
He said similar maintenance had earlier been carried out in Nyanya and Maitama where water supply had improved.
Bello disclosed that the FCT Administration was also collaborating with the Chinese government to ensure that parts of the FCT without water supply were covered.
“Water is essential to life and it is our duty to ensure that all parts of this territory are supplied with potable water.
“The FCT Administration is in the process of collaborating with the Chinese government to extend supply to Lugbe, Gwagwalada, parts of Gwarimpa and other identified areas.
He added that the board was also in partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to reduce “non-revenue water’’ (water wasted due to leakages that are not visible).
“JICA will deploy appropriate technology and also train our staff on how to tackle that problem.
“If wastages are reduced, there will be enough to service more residents and pressure from the taps will also be constant,’’ he said.
The director advised the residents of FCT to always cooperate with the board by paying their bills and assisting in the maintenance of water installations.
“If they pay the bills promptly and stop erecting structures in water lanes and pipes, the supply situation will also improve,’’ he said.