Abuja residents groan as water scarcity persists
Abuja residents groan as water scarcity persists

Abuja residents groan as water scarcity persists
Residents of Durumi 1 and 2 scrambling for water in a hole as scarcity of water hit Federal Capital territory in Abuja ...on Wednesday. Photo: Olatunji Obasa
Residents of the Federal Capital Territory are presently facing scarcity of water as a result of the ongoing repair works on the trunk line at the Lower Usuma Dam water treatment plant 3 and 4, Ushafa.

The repairs which started a few days ago has led to shortage of water across the nation’s capital with many residents struggling to get the essential commodity for domestic use.

Areas hit by the dearth of water include Ushafa, Kubwa, Dutsen Alhaji, Area one, Garki, Durumi and other locations.

The FCT water management board had earlier informed the people of the disruption to the water supply in a public notice circulated on social media.

It read, “The management of FCT Water Board thanks residents of the FCT for their continued patience while repair works on the trunkline at the Lower Usuma Dam Water Treatment plant 3 and 4 is ongoing.

‘’Please, be rest assured that our engineers are working tirelessly to restore normal supply. Meanwhile, residents in need of water may please contact the area managers within their districts for supplementary water supply via water tankers.’’

Meanwhile, residents of Durumi village, Area 1 were seen fetching water from a stream on Wednesday. A resident, Isah Henry said the community lacked access to potable water, noting that the stream was the only source of water in the community.

“Some people drink the water, while others use it for other domestic purposes,’’ he noted.

Another resident identified as Andrew, explained that the community needed boreholes, stressing that the brownish water from the stream ‘’is not ideal for consumption.’’

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