The Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) has discredited a purported report claiming the flow of diesel from a public water supply tap at 10, Tiamiyu Savage Street in Victoria Island.
The Managing Director of the Corporation, Engr. Muminu Badmus, on Wednesday said its Zonal Distribution Team in Victoria Island has investigated the incident and discovered that the pollution resulted from repair works done by the owner of the Property.
Badmus said it was observed that during the renovation, the pipe supplying water to the property was damaged and diesel from the electricity generating set seeped through a breakage in the public water supply channel within the property.
He said in a bid to establish the extent of damage that compromised the quality of public water supply in the area, officials of the Corporation obtained samples from other water outlets and observed that the water was clean, clear, odourless and fit for human consumption.
“The problem is a localised problem, peculiar to the property tap which got polluted as a result of the intrusion of diesel and other substances that gained access to the service pipe through an opening caused by ongoing repair works in the area” Badmus added.
He urged Lagosians to desist from laying water service pipes within drainage channels to avoid water pollution, thereby causing water-borne diseases while warning Contractors working on Lagos roads to avoid infringing