Ekiti To Begin Metering At Public Water Taps

October 31, 2012

Ekiti State Government has said that meters would be installed in public water fetching points before the end of the year to regulate
usage of pipe-borne water in the state.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Infrastructure and Public Utility, Mr. Kayode Jegede who dropped this hint while chatting with newsmen in Ado–Ekiti explained that the metering system would commence in December, 2013 with Igogo and Ikosu Communities in Moba Local government Area of the State as Pilots for the programmes.

Mr Jegede expressed confidence that the metering system will boost the internally generated revenue (IGR) of the state and check wastages in water usage adding that the programme would ensure the provision of potable water to the people at all times.

The Governor’s aide revealed that Ekiti State as well as Plateau and Adamawa States would benefit from the European Union (E.U) fund for water projects in 2013.

He explained that the E.U. has expressed its readiness to support the water reform programme of the state government particularly in the area of procurement and installation of the water meters.

Other areas of support by the E.U. assisted programme will include: capacity building, mobilization and education of water consumers.

Last modified: October 31, 2012

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