BY MONSUR OLOOOPEJO
Lagos State Government, yesterday, said plans have been concluded to construct eight waste water treatment plants to reduce constant pollution of underground water which has resulted into frequent cases of water-borne diseases in the state.
The plants would be constructed in different parts of the state such as: Iba Housing Estate, Ojo Local Government, Magodo Estate, Omole Phase 1 and 2, Ogba, Ikeja, Dolphin Estate, among others.
Coordinator of the Lagos State Wastewater Management, Mr. Lekan Shodeinde who disclosed this after a tour of waste water facilities in the state, said that the number is required considering the huge liquid waste generated in Lagos, saying “1.6 billion litres of waste water are generated daily.”
Shodeinde explained, “At least we have 20 million people living in Lagos state and each uses 100 litres of water daily. This account for 2 billion litres; out of this, 80 percent (1.6 billion litres) becomes waste water.”
According to him, “aside these new plants, the state government recently embarked on the construction of Odo Iya Alaro waste water treatment plant. This plant has the capacity to treat 25 million litres of waste water daily. And it cost the state government N5.2 billion.”