Flags-Off construction of a 5 million liter multipurpose water reservoir to reduce shortages
Develop a plan for liquid waste
By Femi Bolaji – Jalingo
Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku has urged residents of the state to meet water bills to enjoy an uninterrupted flow of portable water.
Ishaku spoke in Jalingo, the state capital, while noting the construction of a multipurpose 5 million liter water reservoir.
He explained that the measure was part of the reform of his administration of the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, WASH of the state.
In addition, he said that the state government, in addition to increasing the budget allocation for the WASH sector, also collaborated with development partners to develop a master plan for liquid waste management.
According to him, “the new TAWASCO has the added responsibility of sewerage management to address urban sanitation problems.
“A site has been set aside for the construction of a faecal sludge treatment plant in collaboration with USAID E-WASH.
“With the development of a master plan for liquid waste management, the treated wastewater can be used for irrigation and fishing purposes, while the sludge can be used as compost.”
Earlier, the state Commissioner for Water Resources, Yesufu Akirikwen, said that the construction of the reservoir and other works mark the last stage for the completion of the Primary Water Supply Scheme in Jalingo, the state capital.
He further said that contractors have ensured that the work will be completed in October 2021.
Thereafter, he pleaded with state residents to take over the facilities, protecting them from vandals.
The Managing Director of the Taraba Water and Sewerage Corporation, TAWASCO, Buba Siam, also noted that the completion of the 5 million liter multipurpose water reservoir would strengthen the Primary Water Plan to increase the water supply in Jalingo from 8 million from liters to 28 million liters per day. day.