The Management of Federal Capital Territory Water Board, in spite of recent concerns that Abuja water source faces contamination threat, has insisted that the Usman Dam remains safe for portable water supply to residents of the Territory.
In a statement on Sunday, the board said that it is not relenting on the maintenance of Dams, especially the Usuma Dam, which serves residents of the FCT and its environs.
According to the statement from its Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mogbo Stella, the concerns of the general public is the board’s priority and will always be attended to with utmost care
The statement reads: “The FCT Water Board allays every form of fear/rumours emanating from any quarter regarding threat of contamination from its water source as proactive measures are always taken from time to time to forestall any eventuality.
“The FCT Water Board was commissioned to ensure sufficient supply and equitable distribution of portable water to citizens of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and this duty has always been carried out efficiently and effectively.
“FCT Water Board is a public organization tasked with a profound and crucial responsibility which considers her duties to be of utmost importance to members of the general public especially in the area of provision of portable water.”