Plateau State Earmarks N1bn for Water Treatment Chemicals

The Plateau Government has awarded N1 billion contract for the purchase of water treatment chemicals to boost potable water consumption, Mr David Wuyep, the Commissioner for Water Resources and Energy, said.

The commissioner told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Jos that the purchase of chemicals would sustain the state government’s drive to provide clean water to the public.

Wuyep said the government would resuscitate the water treatment plants in Shendam, Pankshin and Bokkos local government areas to ensure that residents got clean water for their daily use.

He noted that the provision of potable water would also guard against waterborne diseases.

He added that rusty water pipes in Jos and Bukuru areas had been replaced, while asbestos water pipelines had been replaced.

According to him, the ministry, in collaboration with the EU and UNICEF, drilled 340 hand pumps in Shendam and Riyom local government areas of the state.

He said additional 250 drilled hand pumps would be inaugurated in other local government areas “to check cholera incidences and waterborne diseases.”


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