The Regional Delegate for Cameroon’s Water Utility Corporation Ebot David Oballe has assured the population of the South West Region that the quality of water distributed is of best standard.
His reassurance comes in the face of a cholera outbreak in the region that has affected hundreds of persons.
“We would like to reiterate that most of the severely affected areas are not covered by the Camwater network and some that are covered are intertwined with other water networks such as community water systems like in Limbe, Buea, Tiko, etc.” He said.
“Camwater’s water is treated in accordance with the standards of the World Health Organization and the Cameroonian water standard which prescribes efficient chlorination and rigorous control of the quality of water,” he argued in a press release.
More positive cholera cases are continuously being discovered in the South West Region, particularly in Limbe. At least 50 persons have also died from the disease and hundreds more in desperate need for medical attention.
Health officials in the region have pleaded with the population to consume only pipe borne water, and maintain hygiene in their surroundings and their foodstuffs.
Many however say even pipeborne water supplied them remains muddy and sometimes contains particles. In some cases, they add, the taps don’t even run at all for days, leaving them at the mercy of other water sources.