The General Manager, Lagos State Wastewater Management Office, Engr. Adebola M. Matanmi, has sought the support and collaboration of stakeholders in the built industry for the Agency to effectively achieve its mandate as outlined in the Lagos Smart City project and the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda of the present administration.
The General Manager made the request while featuring on a Bond 92.9FM programme, “Edekun Iwa Odara” on Tuesday, urging builders, architects, engineers, estate developers, environmental engineers and others in the industry to always observe the minimum 15 metres distance when installing boreholes and septic tanks during construction to prevent seepage that will contaminate the the source of borehole water supply.
Engr. Matanmi, represented by Mr. Kehinde Akerele (Head, Public Affairs) and Mrs. Sesi Akoro-Bamigbade (Head, Scientific Unit) on the programme, urged architects to always ensure that details are reflected in the building design while enjoining property owners/developers to also secure necessary approvals before the commencement of any construction.
While imploring all relevant stakeholders to make the necessary adjustment on approved building plans whenever it is discovered that the plan will compromise the 15 metres rule, he applauded the support of sister agencies in ensuring that sanity is restored in the built environment.
He reiterated the need for everyone concerned, particularly those seeking building approval, to approach the Lagos Wastewater Office for advice on adhering to the minimum of 15 metres distance rule between boreholes and septic tanks before commencing construction.