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Ede Water Works' Engineer Hails Aregbesola For Eradicating Waterborne Diseases In Osun

The engineer in charge of Ede Water Works, Engineer Abioye Emmanuel on Friday lauded the intervention of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Governor of Osun State, in the rehabilitation of Ede Water Works within the last seven years, thereby eradicating waterborne diseases in the state.

Engineer Emmanuel gave the appraisal while taking journalists round the site of the Ede water dam,  as part of the activities heralding the seven years anniversary of Governor Aregbesola led administration, organised by a socio-political group, the Oranmiyan group.

Emmanuel explained that the dam had witnessed a great transformation under the administration of Aregbesola, making their output which was at 25% to move to 70%.

He explained that apart from the five generators the governor got for the dam, he also procured new pumping machines, filters, filter controls and transformers.

He disclosed that during the rehabilitation, two low-lift pumps were installed with 16 high-lift pump, while additional four 2000 VA transformers were also provided for the low-lift station, just as 1000KVA were provided for the low-lift.

Emmanuel further stated that there had been exhaustive repairs of four-unit clarifiers and other ancilliary equipment in addition to the rehabilitation of 16 filter beds.

The Engineer said the dam presently supplies water to 14 Local Government Areas in the state and he therefore urged residents to pay their water rates so as to complement the state government's efforts.

He said, "We were also supplied with more dozing pumps and brand new Chlorinators, with all pipe works meticulously rehabilitated.

"The equipment are under maximum use and now we work 24 hours. but like I said earlier, before the intervention of Ogbeni, we were only left with one pumping machine and some of the transformers were down. It was even one that was left.

"It was when Ogbeni came in that he brought two transformers and later added another one and since then, we don't have any problem again. The pumps has been increased. New ones had been bought to make a total of four but presently we are using two.

"If not for the intervention of Ogbeni, the whole system would have been down, but now all the system have been changed.

"The high lift, the segmentation tank, the filters, everything has been changed. Everything is now easier compared with the previous regimes.

"Even in the town, your can see there is water everywhere, water supply has increased. Our capacity has increased to more than 70% , you know initially we were at 25%."

He however called on residents to always contact them whenever there is any water leakage around them.

In his reaction, Comrade Rasheed Raji-Ropo who led the team to the sites described the state government's efforts as “a life saver from waterborne diseases”.

Ropo who commended Governor Aregbesola's intervention in revamping the Ede Water works said the current administration had committed huge amount of money to the project so as to ensure that the people of the state have access to drinkable water.

While congratulating Aregbesola  on the seventh year anniversary, Raji urged the residents to pay their taxes so as to ensure continued developmental milestones.

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