The Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission (LSWRC) has cautioned operators in the borehole drilling industry against operating without the requisite licence or permit from the state government.
The commission sealed a construction site on Cameron Road, in Ikoyi for violating the Environmental Protection
and Management Law (EPML) 2017.
The Executive Secretary LSWRC, Mrs. Funke Adepoju, said the present administration has embarked on full implementation of the licence and permit regime for borehole drillers to ensure safe water consumption, protect groundwater and engender environmental sustainability.
She maintained that erring practitioners will, henceforth, be sanctioned for violating the EPML.
She further noted that due to the importance of groundwater, the government is poised to protect it from pollution contamination of water bodies unregulated drilling, saline filtration and environmental degradation, among others.Follow us on social media