Residents of Agbor metropolis have been celebrating the resuscitation of functional water supply by the Delta State Water Board to members of the public. Management of the zonal office of Delta State Water Board Agbor surprisingly pumped water on Wednesday into the reservoir tank which hitherto has not been in use. With this development Ika Weekly was informed that water will start flowing to every part of the metropolis very soon. It will recalled that engineers recently carried out major repairs and installation works on the head tanks to make the water board functional in meeting the needs of the populace.
In a chat with some residents of the metropolis, they thanked Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan for the materials and resources in making the water board functional as expected. Residents are happy with the state government and other highly placed Ika indigenes in authority that have made the project possible. According to Mr. Felix Okoh a resident of Professor Ebie Street, Agbor, he said that over a decade ago water board in Bojo-Boji metropolis has been dead, and acknowledged that if not for the services rendered by private bore hole operators it would have been a terrible situation for residents of the metropolis, knowing the benefits and importance of water to the individuals and the society. He thanked the governor for remembering the people of the area stating that they are now benefiting from the 3-point agenda of the present administration, finally he prayed God to bless all those who have made the project possible.
However, due to the long period of neglect, some part of the tank is beginning to leak uncontrollably, areas around the tank is already covered with water dropping down from the bad portions of the tank. The management of water board zonal branch office, Agbor is however aware of this development.
With a functional water distribution by the authorities in charge, the year 2010 and beyond promises to be a year of fulfillment to all residents of Boji-Biji metropolis. Residents within the metropolis are appealing to all sons and daughters of the land to make it a point of duty to always protect government projects in their environment from vandalization.