The Katsina State Water Board on Tuesday broke the long silence over the lingering water scarcity especially within Katsina metropolis and its environ blaming the whole problem on old pumping machines and equipments at the water board.
This was disclosed to newsmen in Katsina by the Board’s Managing Director, Alhaji Babangida Abubakar, during an interview in his office.
But the good news, however, according to him, is that regular water supply to the areas affected will resume after the installation of new pumping machines at Ajiwa Dam which supplies water to Katsina metropolis and environs.
“The pumps were installed over 10 years; they are now giving us problems. Anytime we repair them, they will last for only two to three days, because they cannot supply enough water to the Katsina metropolis due to the increasing population.
“People should bear with the situation, as the government is taking measures to address the situation.
“As I am speaking to you, the government has already ordered for new and effective pumping machines from Germany.
“We are expecting their arrival in Lagos in one week’s time.” He said.