FCT residents lament water scarcity, Board reacts

Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory have lamented lack of water supply to Kubwa, Gudu, Gwagwalada, and Airport road areas in Abuja.

Our Correspondent gathered that the water disruption, according to the FCT Waterboard, was due to a damaged pipeline feeding a major water treatment plant in Usuma Dam, Bwari Area Council of the FCT.

The residents, who said that the water scarcity has lasted for over a week, expressed disappointment that they were not informed to store water prior to the disruption.

When Rahma Media spoke to some persons affected by the development, they expressed frustration that the water scarcity had made them resort to some unclean boreholes, wells, and streams in the area.

They also lamented that the non-availability of water from the board had made water vendors, popularly known as Mai ruwa, to exploit them.

However, when contacted the FCT water board Customer care, they appealed to the residents to exercise patience, adding that they were intensifing efforts to restore water supply the affected areas.

The customer care representative identified as Ahmed Abudullahi told DAILY POST that there was an issue with the pipeline that service phases three and four treatment plants.

When asked why the water tankers sent by the board could not service everyone and also supply water daily to the affected areas, Abudullahi said “the tankers have a capacity they can take and might not be able to serve everyone.

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