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Published On: Wed, Nov 15th, 2017

Major pipeline burst disrupts water supply in Abuja

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By Everest Samuel Ikechukwu

A major burst on a pipeline carrying water from the Lower Usuma Dam to Tank One, in Bwari Area Council, which distributes water to strategic areas of Abuja, the Federal Capital City.
Consequently, there have been very low water pressure affecting parts of the city for some time now.
In particular, residents of some parts Barracks, Garki I & II, parts of Asokoro, Nyanya and Karu Districts, will experience disruption of water supply between Wednesday (today) to Saturday 18th November.
According to the FCT Administration, the ruptured pipe, which occurred around the green area near Yakubu Gowon Barrack, Asokoro District, would result in disruption of water supply, to make room for its repair.
The Executive Secretary of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Engineer Umar Gambo Jibrin, who briefed newsmen after inspecting the site of the burst pipe said all relevant technical crew are on ground to carry out the necessary repair works on the damaged pipe.
He explained that the monitoring unit of the FCT Water Board made this discovery while on trouble shooting surveillance of the reason for the low water pressure reported in some parts of the city.
He assured that normal water supply, would however be restored as soon as the repair works have been completed.
“The FCT Administration regrets the inconveniences this disruption may cause and therefore, advised residents of the affected areas to store enough water that would last them through this period,” he advised.

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