MONROVIA, Feb. 6 (LINA) – The management of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) will resume regular supply of water to Monrovia and its environs following nearly three weeks of water shortage in the city.
Managing Director Duanna Kamara disclosed that the LWSC set Friday, February 5, as the date to resume unhindered pipe borne water supply via the-36 inch transmission pipeline.
He said at the Ministry of Information regular press conference Thursday that efforts to restore water to the city of Monrovia was made possible through the tireless efforts of President George Manneh Weah and his lieutenants.
According to Kamara, about 60 percent of the repair work has been done on the recently ruptured transmission pipeline, disclosing that the first round of patching has been completed and that the LWSC team is ensuring that welding and other finishing formalities are in place.
He acknowledged that most of the transmission pipelines were produced and installed before the 1980s, citing that some were installed in 1968 and were meant to last for 25 years but have been used for some 54 years now.
The LWSC boss then commended Liberians for their patience and promised that the entity is exerting efforts to maintain the smooth cooperation between water consumers and the institution.
The LWSC was created by an Act to amend the Public Utility law in 1973. The entity is empowered to construct, install, establish, operate, manage and supply to all parts of Liberia, safe drinking water and perform all sewerage services as well as to maintain such water and sewerage facilities.