ZWEDRU, April 2 (LINA) – Residents of Zwedru in Grand Gedeh County are for the first time in many years, benefiting from safe pipe-borne water.
The disclosure was made by the Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC), Eastman Kruah at round table discussion of the various line ministries of Government, organized by Grand Gedeh County Superintendent, Peter Solo and chaired by Information Minister Lewis Brown at the Administration Building in Zwedru.
According to Kruah, LWSC Zwedru project is currently supplying over 92,000 gallons of pipe-borne water to about 40 registered customers which include 30 family customers, seven business customers and four Government of Liberia (GOL) customers four days in the week.
The LWSC Zwedru Chief told his colleagues at the meeting the project is sorely being sponsored by the Government of Liberia, aimed at making sure that every inhabitants of Zwedru and its environs get safe drinking water and good sanitation facilities adding “we have been able to contain about 95% leakage on our main distribution and transmission lines”.
Kruah further disclosed that the water being supplied in Zwedru is one of the best in the country as it contains high vital minerals, including Calcium and Magnesium and can be easily purified using only chlorine.
He further noted that the project will be expanded by 1.5 km or six to seven hours within Zwedru as many are now in demand of the service, which is being sold at a very cheaper price.
Meanwhile, Kruah disclosed that the Government of Liberia in collaboration with the African Development Bank will construct six modern latrines and rehabilitate three existing one with shower facilities in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County.
He said this water and sanitation project is in the tone of US$1.13 million and is expected to be completed within the time frame of 18 months.
By Prince Nagbe