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Gov. Mbah commissions 9th Mile 24/7 Water Scheme in Enugu    



Peter Mbah

As part of efforts to improve potable water production capacity in the state, Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State, on Saturday commissioned the 9th Mile 24/7 Water Scheme in Enugu which is capable of producing 70 million litres of water per day.

ThePressNG gathered this news from an official statement signed by Dan Nwomeh, the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Enugu State Governor, which can be seen on his official X (formerly Twitter) handle.

The statement noted that the commissioning of the landmark water project was a fulfilment of Gov. Mbah’s campaign promise of restoring water to Enugu City in 180 days from the date of his inauguration.

To ensure that water supply is guaranteed to Enugu residents, Governor Mbah built a 4.4mw gas-powered plant, the statement added.

What Gov. Mbah said: “It was clear to us, that the status of water supply at the time was deplorable. At that time, there had been no reliable water supply in most parts of Enugu State for almost 20 years.

Governor Mbah further disclosed the target of the Enugu State government of commissioning several new pumps in other parts of the state to ensure Enugu urban enjoy daily water production capacity of 120 million litres of water every day.

Gov. Mbah also revealed that the Enugu State government was intensifying efforts to extend pipe-borne water to several major residential areas, which developed since the last major pipe-laying projects in Enugu.