LWSC Estimates Water Outage Will Last Seven Days

MONROVIA, Montserrado – In the wake of a damaged 36-inch pipe that supplies water to several communities in Monrovia, the Liberia Water, and Sewer Corporation has announced that water supply will be disrupted for seven days in the affected areas.

Those communities, according to the LWSC, include Johnsonville, Paynesville, Congo Town, Sinkor, and Central Monrovia.

“[The] management of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation wishes to inform its valued customers and the general public that due to [a] technical breakdown of its 36-inch transmission pipe, there will be a disruption of water supply to communities along the route,” the entity said via a public service announcement issued late Thursday, February 7.

The disruption of water supply is expected to last for about seven days, the agency said, noting that “only communities along the 36-inch transmission route will be affected.”

“LWSC regrets any inconvenience this disruption may cause the general public and its valued customers and assures the public that its technicians are working rapidly to restore the damaged 36-inch transmission pipe,” the announcement continued.

However, the water company did not disclose the cause of the problem.

Following an outage that started on Wednesday, February 6, The Bush Chicken reported that LWSC’s transmission pipe had been damaged. At the time, officials at the public utility declined to comment.

Featured photo by Zeze Ballah

Zeze Ballah

Zeze made his journalism debut as a high school reporter at the LAMCO Area School System. In 2016 and 2017, the Press Union of Liberia awarded Zeze with the Photojournalist of the Year award. Zeze was also the union's 2017 Health Reporter of the Year. He is a Health Journalism Fellow with Internews.

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