Taraba state government install water dispensing machine to ease water Suffering
In a bid to solve the hardship on for the people of Taraba state, the government has installed about six water vending machine in some locations In the state.
According to North East Trust, the machines which resemble the Automatic Teller Machine used in banks dispense water when a card is slotted into them.
The machines are located at ATC area, Nukkai, Mile6, Magami, Sabongari and Wuro Senbe all in Jalingo metropolis.
Water vendors are largely found to be using the machines for their businesses.
The rate charged for buying water from the machines is between N30 to N50 and was
The General Manager of the State Water Board, Eng. Musa Siam, told North East Trust that the innovation was borrowed from Kenya and Swaziland.
According to the manager, the concept was to make potable water affordable to low income earners who could not afford to install metres in their houses. Staying that the measure was part of efforts by the government to provide clean drinking water to every citizen in the state.
The General Manager said the machines would be installd in other urban centers in the state very soon.
Source: North East Trust