By: Umar Aliyu
April, 27th 2020
An age-old water reservoir and some main pipes connected to Jimeta Water Treatment Plant, supplying Jimeta Town and its environs has suffers another burst. The bursting of the reservoir and some of the pipes connected to the Plant was as a result of pressure emanating from water being pump by the newly installed pumps.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Adamawa State Commissioner for water resources, Hon. Hassan Kaigama. According to him, the newly upgraded Jimeta Water Treatment Plant is facing another challenge, hence he urged members of the public to exercise patience as government is putting all effort to restore supplies in all the affected areas.
The statement reads in parts:
“It has becomes clear to us that the existing water pipes and reservoirs in the Jimeta Water Treatment Plant cannot withstand pressure of water being pump by the newly installed pumps at the plant.
“ The old pipes and reservoir that has been in existence for almost four (4) decades cannot withstand pressure of the water we are pumping.
“It is sad to note that, about 60-70 percent of the total treated water from that plant is being leaked out to the river instead of reaching to its targeted destinations.
“Our team of engineers from the ministry of water resources and that of state water board are at the scene of the bursted facility and they are doing all what they can to restore water supply in the affected areas.
“I therefore urged members of the general public to exercise patience as government is putting efforts to restore supplies in all affected areas. He stated.