By Uche Onwuchekwa (Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor on Media)

Restoring the glory of yesteryears of getting supply of water from the usual public source, which hitherto seemed a jinx has been broken by Owelle Rochas Okorocha Administration.

The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere made this known shortly after inspection exerise of Imo State Government Water Scheme.

In a release signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Uche Onwuchekwa, Prince Madumere said Governor Okorocha is making real his promise to restore the old good days when good purified purified table water sourced from the natural source will flow again in the State.

He said he was satisfied with the functionality of the plants in all the units of scheme. He disclosed that Imo State can boast of the best water purity analytical equipment globally. He mentioned some of the equipment like UV-Spetro Photo Meter, Turbidi-Meter ad PH Meter.

He revealed that the plan of Owelle Rochas Okorocha Administration is to ensure that there is pipe borne water even in the rural areas of Imo State. He however said the project is in milestones whereas Owerri Capital City will be fully restored before moving to other urban areas and the hinterland.

It will be recalled that for over seven years, Imo State lost the basic social amenities especially pipe-borne-water for lack of maintenance and sabotage.

Meanwhile, he called on the people of Imo State to be patient and be rest assured that Rescue Mission Government of Owelle Rochas Okorocha will not only live up to its electoral promises but will surpass it.

According to the release, Dr. Mathias Buyan, the Chief Executive Officer of Hegen Nigeria Limited, a company that is working in partnership with Imo State Government revealed that over three hundred houses or componds have pipe-borne water. He mentioned Egbu, Orji, Ikenegbu and other areas as having been covered while they are working hard to fix Nekkede sine they are already getting supply.

He however disclosed that part of the challenges since fixing the water plant is the rusted galvanized pipes, which they are working round the clock to replace with healthier plastic pipes.

He also appealed to the Deputy Governor to help convey to the Governor Okorocha their challenges with the dredgers, which has been the cause of adding more cost to the purification processes. He therefore call their relocation from the area in question.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Public Utilities and Safety, Hon. Rodney Ajaelu thanked the Deputy Governor for finding to visit while eulogizing Governor Okorocha for his people oriented programmes and policies and for keeping to his promises to making Imo an envy among other States in the Federation.