by crossriverwatch admin
Cross River State Head of Service, Mrs. Mary -Theresa Ikwen has called on the State Ministry of Water Resources not to allow scarcity of water within the Calabar metropolis.
She urged the Ministry to always carry out regular inspection of facilities used in dispensing water to the public by private borehole operators to ensure that such water is safe for human consumption.
The Head of Service gave the charge in Calabar recently during a meeting with the management and staff of the Ministry of Water Resources.
Mrs. Ikwen said the call became necessary as it will promote the hygienic condition of such boreholes as well as forestall the possibility of such water being contaminated and leading to the spread of typhoid and other water borne diseases.
She advised the authorities of the Ministry to always inform the public whenever the water board is to shut down its water supply facilities to enable the people take remedial steps that will prevent chaotic situations amongst the various households due to non-supply of water from the board.
She lauded the quality of water supply from the water board to the public and called for its sustenance as government is desirous of effective service delivery to the citizenry.
On maintenance culture, the Head of Service called for regular inspection of water board facilities to enable the board effect immediate repairs on where broken down pipes are found to check unnecessary wastage of water leading to loss of revenue by the government.
In his remark, the State Commissioner for Water Resources, Engr. Elemi Bassey Etowa, said the Ministry is desirous of leading in water supply in the federation and assured that all the Head of Service had said will be put into use just as he said the visit was first of its kind.
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