WSC To Begin Supplying Water Before Sunday – Repair Damaged Pipelines
Information gathered by The Monrovia Times has revealed that the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) will resume the full supply of pipe born water to residents in Monrovia and its environment beginning Sunday, August 25, 2019.
According to LWSC Management, the entity under its leadership, Duwuana Kamara has planned to secure a loan from the World Bank for the reconstruction of a new distribution network pipe to replace the current thirty-six inches pipe with a forty-eight inch.
In an exclusive interview, the Managing Director, Kamara said the construction of the 48 inch pipe will commensurate with the current population size, adding that a transmission pipeline will be constructed from the Fish Market Booster station to the Benson Street Reservoir to enhance the supply of safe drinking water to central Monrovia and its environs.
“We do not take pleasure in failing to perform our statutory responsibility but we are challenged with our current infrastructure which has outlived its usefulness,” the LWSC MD said.
He stated further that the current distribution infrastructure of the LWSC is over fifty years (50) and the current population of our network has far exceeded its distribution capacity but we remained committed to serving the people.
The completion of the ruptured pipe will enhance the unhindered supply of reliable and affordable safe drinking water from the LWSC as they have already begun the testing of supply of water from both the 36 and 16″ pipelines.
According to the Management, the testing is expecting to run all night whilst they prepare to resume full supply to the general public on or before Sunday, August 24.
Since the ascendency of the George M. Weah-led administration, the new Management at the LWSC has been graded one of the best with new innovations taking place at the entity, though there have been challenges facing the entity.
After several nights spent in the bushes under the cold rainy weather, applying relentless efforts, the Management of the LWSC was happy to announce that they have yielded some dividends in getting the system up and running.
Meanwhile, the Management of LWSC has lauded Liberians for being patient during the recent outage of water supply but regretted the unfortunate breakdown and damage of the pipelines connecting Monrovia and its environs.
“We hope that our people can continue to cooperate with us as they usually do whenever there is a breakdown of our system,” the Managing Director of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) indicated.