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Damaged pipe, power supply affects water flow in Enugu…govt reassures residents

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Enugu State Water Corporation has explained that the current low level of water supply to Enugu metropolis is as a result of the 600mm ductile iron transmission pipeline at Oji River Water Scheme, which got damaged at Obunofia, Ezeagu Local Government Area, early last week.
In a statement, Engr. Chidozie Eze, Managing Director, Enugu State Water Corporation said in keeping with the outcome of the recent town hall meeting on water by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and stakeholders and its mandate to ensure adequate water supply to the good people of Enugu State, the Corporation on Friday, night completed repairs of the damaged pipeline.
“Unfortunately, the heavy rain of the early hours of Thursday, disrupted power supply to both Ajalli and Oji River Water Schemes, which affected the production and distribution of water from the two schemes to Enugu metropolis.
“However, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) and Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) are working to restore power supply to the two schemes, to enable the corporation supply water to Enugu metropolis.
“We therefore wish to reassure residents of the state of normal water supply once the power is restored, while further measures are being taken to comprehensively address the issue of water supply in the state.

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