On Tuesday, the Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere stopped by at the Imo State Government Water Scheme at Ota-miri, Owerri Capital City to inspect the water plant. The visit to the facility was made on behalf of Governor Rochas Okorocha to check up on the state-of-the-art newly procured equipment and also find out other requirements for a sustainable supply of water to Imolites.
According to the Deputy Governor, Ikenegbu, Orji, Egbu and other areas now have water. He called on Imo citizens to be patient with the Rescue Mission led government adding that in no distant time, the issue of pipe-borne-water would be put to rest.
In a release signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Uche Onwuchekwa, Prince Madumere said Governor Okorocha is making real his promise to restore the old good days when good purified purified table water sourced from the natural source will flow again in the State.
He said he was satisfied with the functionality of the plants in all the units of scheme. He disclosed that Imo State can boast of the best water purity analytical equipment globally. He mentioned some of the equipment like UV-Spetro Photo Meter, Turbidi-Meter ad PH Meter.
He revealed that the plan of Owelle Rochas Okorocha Administration is to ensure that there is pipe borne water even in the rural areas of Imo State. He however said the project is in milestones whereas Owerri Capital City will be fully restored before moving to other urban areas and the hinterland.
It will be recalled that for over seven years, Imo State lost the basic social amenities especially pipe-borne-water for lack of maintenance and sabotage.