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The Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission (LSWRC) has sealed off facilities of some water service providers in the state for alleged non-compliance with the state’s water sector law.
The LSWRC stated on Sunday that the action was as a result of the determination of the government to ensure the safety of lives of the residents.
The commission said it had sealed off the premises of Evan Water in Igando; Motkleen Premium Table Water in Obadore, and Pep Water in Okokomaiko.
The Executive Secretary, LSWRC, Kabiru Ahmed, said the government wanted to prevent the spread of water borne diseases in the state, hence the decision to regulate the water sector.
He said, “The government will leave no stone unturned to ensure that all stakeholders in the water sector comply with the guidelines and regulations for water abstraction/consumption. We are determined to ensure that Lagosians have access to potable water.
“The government is aware of the pollution of the state’s surface and groundwater sources, uncontrolled abstraction and consumption of groundwater resources through the activities of unqualified personnel in the water sector. As a government, we will not fold our arms and allow the situation to deteriorate further.”
Ahmed urged all stakeholders in the water sector to work with the government to ensure that the sector was regulated to meet the water needs of Lagosians.