In its drive to produce portable drinking water to its residents, Lagos State Government on Tuesday announced that it will soon introduce the Water Distribution Kiosk System.
Commissioner for Environment, Babatunde Adejare who gave this hint, said the Lagos Water Corporation would be in charge of the system.
He said informed newsmen that the government is working tirelessly to get connected to the National Grid, to ensure that alternative power supply is restored to its power plants.
Adejare said the indiscriminate laying of water pipes across drains and the patronage of unlicensed and unapproved water vendors as unacceptable by the government.
Here’s what the Commissioner said;
“The government is appealing to the citizenry to bear with her, as they experience disruption of water supply in some parts of the state.
“It is caused by shortage in supply of gas to the Akute Independent Power Plant (IPP).
“The Water Distribution Kiosk will be a centralised water point to purchase potable water at a substantially cheaper rate, by the water vendors.
“It is an innovation in Nigeria, and is meant to complement the five-kilometre reticulation and the existing network,” the Commissioner said.