DON’T USE SUBSTANDARD MATERIALS IN CONSTRUCTING SOLAR MOTORISED BOREHOLES IN RURAL AREAS
By Ekwughe Gladys Obianuju
Awka, Dec. 7, 2017 -- The Water Supply Officer, Rural Water Sanitation and Supply Agency (RUWASSA), Mr Emeka Udeze has warned contractors bidding to sink boreholes in the state not to use substandard materials.
The essence is to avoid having problems during assessment for payment for the job.
Mr Udeze, an engineer, who directed the contractors on scope of the work at pre-bidding and information meeting, enumerated specific areas the rural works contracts would take place.
He pointed out the actual materials to be used in installing the solar motorised boreholes in the stipulated areas and urged them to use the exact materials expected by government.
``It can be taken away from contractors who delay in mobilising site at the proper time,” Udeze said.
The Sanitation Officer, RUWASSA, Mrs Oluchi Nwankwo explained the scope of the Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) toward provision of toilet facilities in some of the rural areas of the state.
She said that poor flush toilet facility was recommended, so that users would be able to use them easily without much water.
Mrs Nwankwo said that in each school, would have two blocks of toilet facilities, one for the male and other for females because of the gender sensitivity in the society.She urged the contractors to sign their bid documents, stressing that each company could bid for a maximum of one or two lots but cannot bid more than two lots.