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EPA Cautions Against Drinking Unsafe Creek Water
By Korboi Gbelewala, LINA Lofa County Correspondent
VOINJAMA, May 30 (LINA) -The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lofa County Inspector, Stephen Gibson, has said the over 1,500 inhabitants of the Lisco Community in Voinjama District, Lofa County, are risking their health by drinking unsafe creek water.
Inspector Gibson expressed the concern recently upon his return to Voinjama City from one of the EPA’s regular inspection tours.
According to the Liberia News Agency, he said it was disheartening to note that an entire community has only one functioning hand-pump, compelling most of the residents of Lisco to drink from creeks under the Wologizi Mountain.
The EPA Lofa County representative observed that this creek is polluted as a result of Class “C” mining activities adjacent it.
Meanwhile, Gibson is appealing to NGOs, UNICEF, WHO, IRC, Samaritan’s Purse and the Ministry of Public Works to help rehabilitate the four hand pumps in the town and construct additional ones to avoid the outbreak of an epidemic in the Lisco Community.