The Osun State Government has approved the rehabilitation of selected waterworks and pipeline networks across the state.
The approval by Governor Ademola Adeleke was carried out in a bid to forestall the outbreak of a water-borne epidemic.
This was made known by the General Manager of the Osun State Water Corporation, OSWC, Engr. Dupeola Jokotola, during a radio interview programme in Osogbo on Saturday.
Jokotola who listed the many challenges facing water supply in the state revealed that old Asbestos Cement (AC) pipes laid several years ago are now in a terrible state.
According to him: “Governor Adeleke also approved the immediate upgrade of pipeline networks of both the Ede and Osogbo waterworks alongside the repairs and recharging of water filter media at Iwo and Eko-Ende waterworks.
“The governor also approved funds for the purchase of water treatment chemicals while most of the broken old pipes are being replaced with modern durable pipes known as HDPE pipes to improve water supply to all the nooks and crannies of the state.”
Jokotola urged the public to promptly pay their monthly water rates to continue enjoying an uninterrupted water supply across the state.