28 July 2014

Liberia: Over 5, 000 Receive Illegal Water Supply - --LWSC Managing Director Reveals

The Managing Director of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation, (LWSC), Charles Allen, has revealed that over 5, 000,00 residents are receiving illegal water supply in the country.

Noting LWSC's data, he revealed that there are 11, 000 customers but out of the total numbers only 6, 000 are duly registered and have paid for their sewer service charge while the rest continue to engage into illegal activities. Mr. Allen added that the institution is making frantic effort to stabilize the operation of water and sewer services and they are going to focus on the customers' data base.

'We have been vetting the customer data base and 6, 000 confirm to be registered for water supply" he indicated.

The Managing Director of LWSC pointed out that some Liberians are receiving water that is not registered.

He warned that if the illegal water receivers do not come to register or update their status, LWSC will shut down the entire process.

Mr. Allen pointed out that for the past 24 months, water has been a big issue in Liberia but with their intervention, Monrovia is currently receiving 12-hour water supply.

"We have completed the design of water plain plan and the work will begin in October 2014" Mr. asserted. The Managing Director of the Liberia Water and Sewer Cooperation indicated that Kakata is the only place in the country that receives 24-hour water supply.

He failed to address the poor sanitation situation in Monrovia that poses serious health hazard to Liberians.

Pundits are of the opinion that many streets, especially Gurley, Carey, and Benson Streets, are breathing pungent odor and massive pollution with human feces leaking from sewage lines all over the city.

The pipes and drainages in these areas are clogged and, when it rains, human feces forcefully gushed out thus impeding the movement of people.

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