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Enugu State Water Supply Tracking Platform

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The Enugu State Government has committed to providing clean drinking water supply to the people of Enugu State within 180 days from the date of inauguration, which is from May 29 to November 29, 2023.

Background on Water Supply in Enugu State

#EnuguWaterScarcity is artificial and man-made, as the total combined design capacity of all the water supply schemes presently in the state is enough to meet the demands of residents of Enugu Metropolis.

Facts & Figures

The National Water Supply and Sanitation Policy (2000) established the standard for water
demand/consumption rates for individuals in urban, small towns and rural as follows:

Category Popuation Water Demand (l/c/d)
Rural Area
Up to 5,000
30
Small Town
5,000 to 20,000
60
Urban Area
20,000 and above
120

Based on established National standard for water consumption/demand of 120 l/c/d for urban area, the water demand for Enugu Metropolis and Nsukka (both classified as urban) are as shown in the table below.

Town Estimated Population Desired demand m 3 /day Installed Capacity m 3 /day Present output m3/day
Enugu
1,093,095
131,171
131,500
26,113
Nsukka
468,348
56,208
19,152
2,696

The data above shows that the entire Enugu Metropolis residents need 131,171 cubic meter of water per day which can be met by only 3 water schemes (Ajali, Oji and Iva Valley), with a combined installed capacity of 131,500 cubic meter per day, if they are working at full capacity.

Above data provided by Enugu State Water Corporation excludes the non-functional 9 th Mile Crash Programme Scheme with a capacity of 28,000m 3 /day. Also, the present outputs stated above are exclusive of about 50% water output losses.

Problem of Enugu State Water Supply is therefore not installed capacity, but mainly lack of capacity for maintenance of electromechanical equipment and inefficient operation of existing facilities.

Water Facilities status prior to 29th May 2023

Water Facilities status prior to 29th May 2023

S/N Name of Water Scheme Design capacity (m 3 /day) Capacity as at June 2019 Capacity utilization %
June, 2019
June, 2019
1
Ajali
77,000
3,452
4.5
2
Oji Augmentation
50,000
5,945
12
3
Iva head work
4,500
1,336
30
4
Nsukka Urban
19,000
1,875
10
5
Udi -Nvene
1,200
112
9
6
9th Crash program
28,000
-
7
Old 9th Mile
-
-
-
Total
132,700
12,720
13

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