Pipe borne water scarcity worsen in Calabar as residents resort to boreholes as alternative
Pipe borne water scarcity worsen in Calabar as residents resort to boreholes as alternative.
Some residents of Calabar have expressed worry over the lack of pipe borne water in the city in recent months, saying that they have resorted to boreholes as an alternative.
They called on the Cross River Water Board Limited to restore the supply of pipe borne water in the city without delay.
“It is well over two months that we had pipe borne water last and it is a terrible situation.
Udoh said that most of the residents had now been compelled to fetch water from private boreholes but expressed fears over the safety of water from such a source.
According to Mr Edem Ekpenyong, sinking of private boreholes has become the order of the day in Calabar.
“Calabar has actually changed.
Some people now sink boreholes anyhow in their premises.
“This is not the Calabar that we were used to,” he said.
“Some of the problem we have are natural, but we have started pumping water and very soon the situation will normalise,” he added.