The Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) said on Monday it has restored water supply in Monrovia following nearly three (3) weeks of water outage to several communities via its thirty-six Inch (36’’) transmission pipeline.
In a press release issued on Monday, January 11, LWSC announced that water supply and distribution have resumed to arrears affected by the ruptured.
All repair works have been completed following weeks of rapid and robust repair intended to resume full services through the thirty-six Inch (36’’) transmission facility, according to the Corporation’s Public Relations Director, Nimpson Todd.
Todd noted that welding and casting have since been completed on the ruptured thirty-six Inch (36’’) transmission after several sleepless nights by those he described as dedicated and hardworking LWSC employees.
“For several nights now, our dedicated and hardworking staff have been working to restore our thirty-six’’.
Mr. Nimpson Todd noted that the occasional rupturing or breaking of the LWSC’s main transmission facility is due to the fact that the pipeline has been in existence since the mid-50s; which means the pipe has lived its usefulness and needs to be replaced.
“Since 1957, the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation has been providing portable pipe borne to Monrovia and its environs via the pipeline in question; the pipe is old now, so whenever consistent pressure is put into the pipeline through regular pumping; we experience these kinds of technical breakdowns; Todd told the media over the weekend.
The Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation Public Relations head said, since 4 am on Monday, January 11, several affected communities including Johnsonville, Paynesville, Robertsfeild and Kakata highways, the townships of Gardnerville and Barnesville have begun receiving pipe borne water.
Todd also named Congo Town, Sinkor, Old and Old and new Matadi and Central Monrovia as communities that are receiving water supply following the completion of repair works on the recently damaged thirty-six Inch (36’’) transmission pipeline.
In another development, LWSC has announced the payment of three months salaries arrears to its employees.
Arrears payment began last week and will be concluded this week as normal working activities have since resumed at the corporation with all its employees accounted for, the management said.