Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has assured the people of the state that the rejuvenation of the Ajiwa Water Treatment Plant that supplies potable water to Katsina and environs will be completed in May, 2022.
Gov Masari who disclosed this while inspecting the project at the Ajiwa Dam over the weekend, said if that was done, a significant part of Katsina and environs would have adequate and steady water supply.
He said, “I think by end of May, 2022, the restoration in terms of the capacity of waterworks would have been completed. That means we will be able to supply 45 to 50 million litres of water per day in addition to what is coming from Zobe.
“You know, rehabilitation is very difficult to work, when you start, you will never know the end until when it comes. We started the work with the dam and then changed components and built a new pump room. But then when we got to the clarifiers, we discovered that the components were obsolete, installed since 1974 and 1981.
“We had to invite the original manufacturer of these components for us to be able to restore the capacity of the facility because we don’t want to buy from other sources.”