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Welcome to the Lagos State Wastewater Management Office
Lagos State Wastewater Management Office LSWMO was carved out of the erstwhile Sewage department of the office of drainage services in the Ministry of the Environment, Lagos State on the 3rd of September 2010 to oversee wastewater management in the state.
The office was incorporated into the Lagos water corporation. The creation of the office was dictated by the need for an institutional reform in wastewater and related matters in Lagos state. The reforms resulted in the creation of a new wastewater brand that is attractive to the private sector and that will radically reduced bureaucracy to fast track the execution of plans and policies in the wastewater sector in the state. The climax of the reforms was the commissioning of the wastewater house on 28th December 2010.
Functions and duties of Lagos State Wastewater Management Office
To regulate the construction, operations and maintenance of domestic, commercial, industrial, agricultural and medical Wastewater systems in the state, both Public and Private;
Make provision for the appropriate management of wastewater generated from all premises and such further provision in all wastewater catchment grids as is necessary from time to time for dealing through public sewers, emptying of septic tank, cesspools and any other wastewater containment;
To facilitate Public – Private Partnership in the Wastewater sector on behalf of Lagos State Government;
As repository of loans, aids and grants from local and international agencies for the development of the Wastewater sector;
Conduct research studies for the implementation and development of projects relating to the Wastewater sector;
Ensure the generation of sufficient resources from tariffs to finance the operation and maintenance, depreciation of costs of Wastewater systems, Sewerage and Sewage Treatment Installations;
Control and monitor the use of equipment, chemicals and machinery for collection, conveyance, treatment and disposal of sewage and wastewater;
Promote the reuse of by and end products of wastewater treatment;
Enforcement of wastewater laws;
Act as consultants/contractors for the implementation of all wastewater programmes in the State;
Partnering with the owners of dormant wastewater facilities towards resuscitating, rehabilitation and integration into the State Wastewater Grid;
Undertake wastewater treatment to such predetermined quality for the safe disposal and or reuse of the effluent and sludge to the environment;
Establish and maintain laboratories for the purpose of wastewater analysis, sanitary equipment and wastewater chemicals.
Through its programs and initiatives, the office promotes effective and responsible wastewater collection, treatment, re-use and disposal, thereby ensuring the protection and restoration of water resources.
- Policy and Planning;
- Public-Private Partnership;
- Operations and Maintenance;
- Design & Project Implementation;
- Research, Reuse and Recovery;
- Administration and Human Resources;
- Accounts and;
- Private Facility Monitoring