The Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) is poised to address the water shortage in Monrovia and its environs in the interest of the citizenry, Managing Director Duannah Kamara has revealed in Monrovia.
He said the African Development Bank (AfDB) has pledged to provide in January 2019 some heavy-duty equipment (water pumps) to help the LWSC boost distribution of water to communities.
“The four water pumps are capable of providing water to Monrovia and its surroundings during the dry season; the pumps are used to lift water from White Plains water treatment plant to Monrovia,” Kamara said.
“When we receive these pumps in early January next year, we can guarantee that we will be able to deliver water to Monrovia and its suburbs,” the LWSC boss noted.
According to Kamara, the Mobile Money Payment process launched recently by LWSC will take effect once the entity completes the relevant software that is expected to be provided by the AfDB.
The introduction of the payment of water bills via Mobile Money is intended to address the constraints usually faced by customers who commute from far-away communities to the offices of the corporation in Monrovia to pay their bills.
The LWSC is also said to be in close consultation with the Water Producers Association in coming to terms on the issue of levying tariff on commercial boreholes that use more than 5,000 gallons every month.
In recent times, there were media reports of LWSC taxing domestic wells, a claim Kamara dismissed during the recent Information Ministry press briefing, clarifying that such action will only affect commercial boreholes.