Bauchi lays 100km of pipes to improve urban water supply

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Bauchi state will begin the laying of 100 kilometres of water pipes network to improve water supply in Bauchi metropolis and environs.

The project, which will be undertaken by Bauchi State Water and Sewerage Corporation (BSWSC), is part of the World Bank assisted Third National Urban Water Supply Reform Project.

This was announced by the Managing Director of the Corporation, Engineer Aminu Aliyu Gital, at the inauguration of members of the newly formed Resettlement Implementation Committee (RIC)/Water Ambassadors.

The committee was set up to assist the corporation to create awareness in the communities where the pipes would pass through.

The Managing Director, who was represented by a senior manager of the Corporation, Engineer Gideon Ali Mamman, said the rehabilitation was the first major effort being undertaken by the state government to improve water supply since the establishment of the Gubi Dam main treatment plant.

According to him, because of the magnitude of the extension work and the effect it will have on the environment and communities, the corporation needs the assistance of the committee in sensitising the communities whose environment will be affected by the work.

“You would serve as interface between the communities and the corporation”, Gital said.

He charged the committee members to see their assignment as a call to serve their communities and also contribute to the development of the state.

Speaking on the size of the project, a social safeguard consultant , Olatunde Addua Samuel, said the laying of the pipes from the main treatment plant will affect 50 communities.

Bauchi State is amongst the beneficiaries of the World Bank-assisted Third National Urban Water Supply Reform Project.

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