State water boards or authorities were primarily established to manage water services in the metropolitan areas of individual states.
They ensure the supply of potable water in urban areas as well as control and manage all waterworks and groundwater in states.
Daily Trust, however, reports that the water needs of residents in most urban cities have overpowered the supply due to accelerated urbanization, growing populations, poor funding, and neglect of the water boards.
Our correspondents report on the high and low points of state water boards in selected northern states.
Urban renewal hindering water supply in Kaduna
There are lamentations from residents of Kaduna metropolis over the lack of adequate tap water supply though Daily Trust gathered that part of the problem is related to the ongoing urban renewal projects of the main city, which has to do with the upgrading of facilities in the metropolis, Zaria, and Kafanchan.
Salisu Suleiman who resides in Unguwar Dosa, a community within the metropolis, told our correspondent that water only runs from their pipes once in three months. “This is why I have decided to construct a borehole in my house,” he said.