Niger State Government is set to connect 14,000 new water lines for supply of water expected to boost the revenue generating capacity of the state, to between N120 and N150million monthly as soon as the new lines are connected which will all be metered.
The project documents were handed over to contractors and consultants who will handle the United State Agency International Development (USAID) sponsored project in the state.
The project according to the state commissioner for Water Resources and Dam Development, Alhaji Yusuf Suleiman, is in two phases and is expected to be completed in a span of three months.
The first phase is the disconnection of 2,200 of service lines from the main ment that is, the tank that gives water to the reservoir which is being connected to the service line, individual and company lines. The other phase will involve a complete laying of 9km new water pipes on the Shiroro line.
On completion, the project would ensure that areas getting irregular water supply and those without would have constant supply and leakages of pipes would be entirely eliminated.
So far, areas like Bosso Estate, Dusten Kuran Gwari and Hausa, Shanu Village, Okada Road, Gbaiko and Unguwan Rahma will begin to get regular supply as against once a week, that some of them are enjoying now.