In a bid to reduce cases of disposing waste water into lagoons, the Lagos State Government says it has concluded plans to construct waste-water plants in housing estates across the state.
Governor Babatunde Fashola made this known on Thursday after inspecting the Abesan Waste-Water Treatment Plant, which serves the Abesan Housing Estate in Mosan Okunola Local Council Development Area.
Fashola said plans had been concluded to construct a plant in Odo-Iyalaro in the Ojota area and some other housing estates to check indescriminate dumping of waste water.
Expressing satisfaction with the capacity of the Abesan plant, Fashola said the project was made possible due to the commitment of the Ministry of Environment.
?The mechanical and electrical parts are at optimum condition. Where we have some difficulty now is the sewage networks from a few parts of the estate that we are trying to connect, so that the waste water can come directly here for treatment and processing. This is the best that we can have in any part of the world.?
Fashola added that, the government had rehabilitated the Alausa Waste Treatment Plant, and had been operating at optimum capacity. He added that the next phase would be to see new waste plants springing up across the state.
?We are making old work as we add new ones. There are new ones coming up in Odo-Iyalaro and few housing estates in the state. Ultimately, we will stop dumping our waste into the lagoons and river bodies and whatever goes out will be something that we have treated and cleaned up in line with global best practices,? he said.
Coordinator of Lagos State Waste-Water Management Office, Mr. Olalekan Sodeinde, said the Abesan facility presently operates at 2,400 cubic metres, representing its full operational capacity.