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Water Scarcity Looms In Nigeria’s Capital, As Water Board Carries Out Maintenance

The Federal Capital Territory Water Board authorities have advised residents in key areas of Abuja to store up water for use in view of an impending disruption of water supply due to treatment of water and maintainance.

Residents in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory have been enjoined to prepare for a five-day  scarcity of water,  following a planned water treatment, maintenance, and the rehabilitation of the treated water tank roof slab at the city’s water dam.

In a memo released  on Wednesday, Oct. 13, the FCT Water Board disclosed that  the maintenance work is scheduled to take place in two phases. “Phase one will take place between Monday 18th to Tuesday 19th, and  the second phase will last between Friday 22 to Sunday 24. Oct. 2021.”

Residents of Maitama, Asokoro, Garki 1, Garki 2, Karu/Nyanya, Kubwa1, Kubaw2, Wuse 1 and Wuse 2 and Central Area, according to the circular, are to be affected by the looming scarcity of water supply for the period of the maintenance.

The circular further advised residents of the affected areas to make efforts in storing water  for their daily use during the period of the maintenance.

“We regret the inconveniences this exercise may cause you,” the memo stated.


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