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Contaminated water: KEPA provides alternative water supply to Zaria community



Following the contamination of water wells in Mallawa Community in Zaria Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State, the Kaduna Environmental Protection Authority (KEPA) on Wednesday made game plans for elective water supply in the network. Usman Lawal, Director, Public Health and Laboratory Science, KEPA, made this known during a visit to the Chairman, Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State, where four filling stations were affirmed to be the reason for the water contamination.

As indicated by him, the order of KEPA is to guarantee ecological assurance by defending general wellbeing. “The Mallawa people group documented a grumbling over contamination of well water with sleek poison. “As an ecological assurance office, our order is to defend general wellbeing and guarantee natural resources are ensured,” Lawal said.

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He said that the organization had gathered examples from the influenced region, which were investigated and affirmed that the water contained oil-based goods of, which is in charge of many environmental wellbeing perils. “We have taken such huge numbers of measures to guarantee the contaminated water is being dissected to decide the substance constituents of the poison and its source.

“Because of that, we together directed examination with appropriate offices to guarantee that the general population quit utilizing the contaminated water. “We got the help of the LGA to give consumable water to the network until the examination is finished,” he said. Umar Ibrahim, the Deputy Chairman of Zaria LGA, stated: “We have seen the circumstance, and we are giving answers for the network where its wells and water sources are contaminated, potentially by oil-based commodities”.

He guaranteed the office that the neighborhood government the executives would ensure that the state water organization gives the network tankers of water. Ibrahim additionally assured that the neighborhood government the board would quick track the express government’s endeavors in guaranteeing that each house is associated with pipe-borne water.

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“This is to keep away from dangers that can probably emerge from the contaminated water,” he said. He advised the network to be persistent and not bring the laws into their hands as the present organization is receptive to their wellbeing and prosperity.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that present at the review of the dirtied region were the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSTRA), Kaduna State Ministry of Environment and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). There were likewise delegates of the Kaduna State Water Corporation and different partners.