… As LWSC Dedicates Rehabilitated Facilities
By Jimmey C. Fahngon
The water supply capacity of Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) facilities in White Plains, Montserrado County, has been restored to its pre-war status, N. Hun-Bu-Tulay, LWSC Managing Director has disclosed.
Speaking Wednesday at the dedication ceremony of LWSC facilities, Tulay said with the rehabilitation of the corporation’s facilities, it will supply 16 million gallons of water to Monrovia and its environs daily.
He said prior to the rehabilitation of the facilities, daily water supply to Monrovia and its environs was far less.
The LWSC boss recalled that prior to the war, daily water supply to Monrovia and suburbs was 16 million gallons, adding “we are excited that this pre-war capacity has been restored.”
However, he stressed the need to change the two main transmission pipes, which he said, are in a dilapidated state.
Dedicating the facilities, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf expressed delight that the water supply has been restored to its pre-war status.
She underscored the importance of water and power to the development and wellbeing of every nation and people.
The president called on residents of the area to take ownership of the facilities by protecting them from criminals.
She also urged the management of LWSC to ensure people in the area benefit from the facilities.
The outgoing president lauded the people of Liberia for their support to her administration, saying “all that we have achieved, we did them together; therefore, you too can take proud in them.”
The president commended the African Development Bank (AFDB) for providing over US$40 million for the rehabilitation of the water facilities.