By; Alex Uangbaoje, Kaduna
Determined to providing safe and quality drinking water, Kaduna State Government has embarked on total cleaning and turn around of Pre-Settlement Tank at Kaduna State Water Works Malali, assuring that when completed, residents may no longer patronise sachet and bottled water anymore.
Commissioner Ministry of Water Resources Engr. Suleiman Aliyu Lere who made the revelation after inspection of the works said the cleaning exercise is supposed to be carried out two times in a year, minimum, but was abandoned.
“There was total neglect of cleaning of Pre-settlement Tank by the previous government. The cleaning of mud from the tank supposed to be done two times in a year, minimum, or three times maximum, but was neglected. The thorough one was done for the last time in 2008, about 8 years ago”, he lamented.
According to the Commissioner “when the cleaning and treatment of the three water basins are completed in April, Kaduna township residents will decide by themselves whether to stop or to continue to patronise pure water or even bottled water”.
He said some parts of Kaduna town may experience poor water supply as a result of the contract being executed through direct labour due to the essentiality and urgency required but assured that it would provide safe, quality and drinkable water, and improve revenue when completed.