Nosa Eresoyen, Asaba
The General Manager, Delta State Urban Water Cooperation (DESUWACO) Engr Nosa Okoh on Wednesday said that the number of water connections to various homes in Delta State would increase by 30 percent in 2021, disclosing that no fewer than 20,000 households in the state would benefit from the public water supply this year.
Engr Nosa Okoh who spoke to Journalists in Asaba however assured that areas that had not been metered would be covered by the first quarter of the year 2021, adding that, “Our goal is to ensure plant where DESUWACO was working will be treated to enable us provide clean and safe water for the people”
He said that the corporation would ensure that their staff were treated tremendously well to enable them give their best to ensure that the project meets its goal, adding, “We are going to have over 20,000 Delta households that will be connected and by the support of the state government, will be booked to a more regular power supply source”.
He reiterated that the state government will collaborate with USAID e-WASH to ensure that the project comes to fruition in the first quarter of 2021, adding that, “We expect that by 2021, e-WASH will accelerate its utility support fund project while the government counter part support and DESUWACO capital budget will be expeditiously awarded and executed.
We also expect the corporation to generate revenue so that we can have money to sustain our services”
Investigation revealed that Delta State has suffered multiple setback in clean water supply following the broken down pipes connecting the water supply, a situation whereby many of its residents have been drinking water from small screams within their localities.
Sources said that with the coming of boreholes, water supply to various residents on cost, had increased tremendously as most boreholes, especially in Asaba and its environs are often besieged by those seeking to have water for their domestic uses among others.
Speaking further, Engr Nosa Okoh said, “We are repositioning the entire system of water supply in the state. We are already doing a lot in the water sector and in completion of our project, residents of Asaba, and its environs for instance, will be relieved of huge burden in terms of drinking good water supply.
The project is already ongoing we shall complete all the projects from us “