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Efforts Underway to Restore Pipe-Borne Water to Zwedru
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2014


Efforts Underway to Restore Pipe-Borne Water to Zwedru

By Chris Nyenapee, Grand Gedeh County Correspondent

ZWEDRU, Jan27 (LINA) - Efforts are underway to restore  pipe-borne water and sewerage  system to Zwedru, provincial capital of Grand Gedeh County, with the   replacement  of  worn- out  and  damaged  pipes.

The local head of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), Ishmael Krah, said some public buildings, including the Zwedru City Hall, County Administration Building, and other public structures as well as about 30 private homes have been connected to the system.

The LWSC official told the Liberia News Agency that the LWSC’s present capacity is 90,000 gallons per day, three times per week.

 He said the water is pumped from wells at Suah Quarters and treated at the water tower (reservoir) on A.G .Hill in Zwedru.

He said the LWSC was financing the water provision from the corporation’s budget and with support from the Liberian government.

Mr. Krah hoped  that  the  African  Development  Bank (AfDB) will  join  the  LWSC to  rehabilitate and expand facilities to other  areas  in  the  city, which  has  grown  far  beyond its original size.

Meanwhile, Krah has said that the grace period granted customers has expired, and that beginning February all pipe-borne water customers will begin to pay water bills.

The LWSC was established in Zwedru in the late 1970s, but its facilities were damaged during the civil conflict, leaving residents to rely on wells and hand pumps for drinking water and domestic use.

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