RSG To Name Certified Water Factories Soon

Rivers State Government says it will soon make public names of certified water factories in the State as part of its efforts in ensuring that the water served in the State ”is of highest quality”.

The move is expected to protect and boost the health of residents of the State especially children.

Speaking at the two day Participatory Training Workshop for Water Producers in Port-Harcourt, entitled: “Water Quality Management And Regulatory Compliance” Commissioner for Water Resources and Rural Development, Dr Tamunosisi Gogo Jaja said, the program was put together to sanitize the sector and not to witch-hunt water producers.

Expatiating, Dr Tamunosisi Gogo Jaja said those whose’s water fall below standards, should take urgent steps to improve their services, while those who will pass their laboratory tests, should see it as an opportunity to expose quacks in the industry.

The Water Resources and Rural Development Commissioner said, the Ministry is contacting network service providers who will assist to assign codes to accreditated water factories, adding that, plans are on top gear to commence an enlightenment campaign to raise the consciousness of members of the public when it comes to purchasing water.

His words :”Let me assure you that the State Government is not working contrary to any federal agency as we will not constitute any taskforce”.

Earlier in his opening remarks, the Acting Director, Rivers State Water Service Regulatory Commission, Engr Amatemaso Emmanuel said, the objective of the workshop is to expose water operators on water quality management skills as a requisite for good manufacturing practice.

The training, Amatemaso Emmanuel added will provide participants with detailed understanding of statutory requirements of cost effective water treatment production that would ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and serve as a prerequisite for licensing.

On his part, the facilitator of the training and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Eco Perfect, Mr Hanson Biambo called for systematic cleaning of water equipment, tanks. boreholes amongst others and regular testing of water by producers to prevent contamination.

He equally tasked participants to put into practise the lessons garnered from the training to enhance their production activities.

The workshop had practical sessions as participants who described the training as an eye-opener were made to test their water their selves.


Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button