The Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) says there has been a rapid increase in the supply of water in Central Monrovia.
The Board Chairman of the LWSC, Dr. Kemmie Weeks and the Corporation’s Managing Director Mr. Charles Allen said water is now reaching some communities in Monrovia and plans are afloat to rehabilitate the Newport Street reservoir and other LWSC facilities which will enable the Corporation to pump more water to other parts Monrovia.
Dr. Weeks said the two high pumps recently brought into the country are being test-run and the result had been impressive thus far.
The LWSC Board Chairman and the management of the Corporation were addressing a news conference yesterday following a Board of Directors meeting and lauded the Charles Allen administration for enhancing productivity at the entity.
Dr. Weeks said the Corporation is committed to ensuring the availability of water to every Liberian but noted that more resources are needed to expand the Corporation’s activities to other parts of the country.
He then appealed to the Government of Liberia (GOL) to make available some needed resources that will enable the Corporation to undertake some major repair works on some pipes that have been underground for a protracted period of time.
Dr. Weeks said illegal connection and the low tariff being charged by the Corporation is contributing to the Corporation sustaining some major losses something which has prompted the entity to carry out a slight increase in its tariff.
For his part, the LWSC Managing Director Mr. Allen promised that with a little increase in tariff, the Corporation will be able to procure equipment and at the same time improve the institution’s financial situation.