Lagos Provides 32,000 Meters To Households to prevent excess billing.

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Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, LWC,  Engr. Muminu adekunle Badmus of the Lagos Water Corporation, LWC, has provided 32,000 meters to households in the state as part of measures to ensure accurate billing for water consumption.
He disclosed this on Thursday at an end of year press conference in Ijora area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.He said 
“What this means is that if you are not supplied water for a particular period, your credit will be in your meter, just like what obtains in the Power Sector. It is our desire to meter every house in Lagos for better service delivery, but now we have commenced with the first phase, and metered 32,000 properties – pre-paid meters, 24,000; old meters, 6,000, and mechanical, 2,000...The areas include: Lekki, Victoria Island, Victoria Island Annex, Surulere, Itire, Iwaya and Yaba/Ebute Metta, Magodo, Omole, MKO Abiola garden Estate and Ikeja area of Lagos State. As soon as we get delivery of additional meters, other communities will be covered,” he said...For clarity, the rate stands as follows; Low density areas pay ₦200 per cubic meters equivalent to 1000 liter, High density areas pay ₦260 per cubic meter, while commercial users pay ₦350. It is indeed saddening to note that In spite of the fact that this is the cheapest rate you can find in any country, some of our customers have refused to pay for the water used, particularly customers who have mechanical meters in their houses...However, we need to advise our people to imbibe the culture of water conservation and use it wisely, that there is a global water scarcity threat, as countries of the world are working relentlessly to nip it in the bud before 2030. It is our desire in the State that before this time, we should have excess water based on the plans of the present administration.”
Badmus also informed that the government had also approved the construction of a 100 MGD  Igbo-Nla Water Scheme to serve Epe corridor down to Victoria Island, Ibeju  and its environs.He further stated 
“Let me place on record here that Public Private Partnership initiative is entirely different from privatization. If it is privatization, it is total divestment of assets, and the State does not have this type of arrangement in place. The Lagos State PPP model is the arrangement where the private investors will participate, and government will regulate and protect the interest of Lagosians, and this is not a profit-driven programme,”
He also spoke about the ongoing rehabilitation in the state. he said
“The ongoing rehabilitation exercise in the State now includes the major Waterworks of Iju and Akute intakes for effective service delivery to Lagosians. Presently, Imeke-Iworo, Surulere, Ishasi and Abule-Egba mini waterworks are due for commissioning. Other rehabilitation and expansion projects in different parts of Lagos involve replacement of pipes and mains expansion to boost water supply. Some of the benefiting communities include Surulere, Itire, Yaba/Ebute-Metta, Iwaya and Victoria Island.”

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