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Lagos Seals CWAY, Others For Non-Compliance With Standard

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Posted: Jun 17, 2016 at 6:31 am   /   by   /   comments (1)

 Augustine Adah

Lagos – In its determination to ensure compliance with the Lagos State Groundwater Quality Control Regulation and the Lagos State Drinking Water Quality Standard, the Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission (LSWRC), on Wednesday, sealed the premises of CWAY Nigeria Drinking Water Science and Technology Company Limited, a popular water producing company in Lagos for not complying with the rule of the commission.

Other companies whose premises were sealed by the commission are Shower Waters Ltd, Shomolu and Figol Water, a sachet water industry located at Matori Industrial Estate, Mushin.

Arc. Ahmed Kabiru Abdullahi, the executive secretary of LSWRC, who led his team on the compliance enforcement exercise, said CWAY Limited was sealed for non-declaration of all its facilities and non-compliance as stipulated in the regulatory guidelines of the Lagos State Water Sector Law (LSWSL) 2004.

He said,  “The move is in line with the vision of the government to curb the occurrence and spread of water borne diseases in the state as well as improve the standard of living and promote safety culture at all times.”

He further stated that the state government was leaving no stone unturned to ensure that all stakeholders in the water sector comply with the guidelines and regulations for water abstraction/consumption as stipulated by the law.

“The administration of His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, being a very responsive and responsible government, would no longer fold its hands and watch the pollution of the ground water through indiscriminate abstraction and illegal borehole drilling that is polluting the ground water on a daily basis,” he warned.

He revealed that the 1st and 2nd aquifers of water underground  are the worst hit and that the state government was taking adequate steps to ensure the preservation and conservation of all the aquifers of water underground to ensure safety of lives, provision of potable water that is of good quality and a water sector that is sustainable and viable.

He also revealed that Governor Ambode would soon launch a Sustainability Plan of the State Government and it would involve the participation of the corporate private sector.

While acknowledging the challenges associated with the supply of water to residents of the state, Arc.  Abdullahi said the intention of government was to ensure a well-regulated water sector devoid of abuse by all stakeholders.

He stressed that it would make the sector attractive for participation by the private sector and would attract huge investment, stressing that by the Year 2020, the present 33 per cent water provision would rise to 100 per cent when the sector is expected to be fully compliant with the regulations.

He reminded all borehole operators to regularise and get permits for their boreholes for water abstraction and all water service providers and borehole drillers should obtain requisite licenses for their operations, stressing that the government was set to implement the provisions of the Lagos State Water Sector Law (LSWSL) 2004 to the letter.

Comments (1)

  • Jun 17, 2016 at 3:02 pm Auscar Michaels

    I know CWAY, and I’ve seen their factories. The Standards are The best we have in Nigeria. … For me its THE ONLY DRINKING WATER I TRUST

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