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Burst Pipeline Throws Abuja Residents Into Acute Water Shortage

FCT MInister, Muhammad Musa Bello
FCT MInister, Muhammad Musa Bello

A major burst on a pipeline carrying water from the Lower Usuma Dam to Tank has thrown some parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) into water shortage as water distribution to strategic areas of the city has been greatly affected. A statement by the media section of the FCT said that water supply to some parts of the city is being disrupted to make room for the repair of the ruptured pipe which occurred around the green area near Yakubu Gowon Barrack, Asokoro District.The statement said that the Executive Secretary of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Engineer Umar Gambo Jibrin made these facts known today, Monday, when he briefed newsmen after inspecting the site of the burst pipe.He was quoted in the statement as saying that all relevant technical crew are already on ground to carry out the necessary repair works on the damaged pipe.He said that residents of some parts of Barracks, Garki I and II, parts of Asokoro, Nyanya and Karu Districts, will also experience disruption of water supply between November 15 and 18.The statement said that the monitoring unit of the FCT Water Board made the discovery while on trouble shooting surveillance of the reason for the low water pressure reported in some parts of the city.He assured that normal water supply, would however be restored as soon as the repair works have been completed.

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