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STATEMENT OF AFFAIRS
The Edo State Urban Water Board has the responsibility of providing potable water to the Urban and Semi-Urban areas of the State. The Board has been carrying out this responsibility with the few numbers of Dams and Pumping Stations spread across the 18 Local Government Areas of the State. Optimal performance by the Board across the eighteen (18) local Government Areas of the State has however been hampered by lack of adequate manpower, ageing equipment and poor maintenance. The Board has about sixty-three (63) pumping stations (including Dams) spread across the State.
FUNCTIONS OF THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS IN THE BOARD
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
This department is in charge of general administration, legal and public relations matters. The department also advises the General Manager on administrative issues affecting the Board.
The unit is independent of any department but directly responsible to the General Manager. It ensures that all financial transactions in the Board follow due rules and procedure.
DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTS
The department comprises the main accounts section that keeps all financial records, the salary section that is responsible for all salary related matters and the store sections that is in charge of receiving purchases and issuing same after necessary approval have been obtained.
The department is in charge of distribution of bills to the consumers, disconnection of debtor consumer service and reconnection of same. The department is also in charge of cooperate and private Bore holes and sensitization of consumers.
COMMERCIAL / BILLING DEPARTMENT
The department is in charge of raising Bills (quarterly) and passing same to the Marketing department for distribution. The department also enters payments by water consumers and maintains a record of consumers.
The department is responsible for the maintenance of Motorized and stationary equipment. The department is also in charge of generation and distribution of water.
WATER RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
The department comprises Hydrogeology, Civil and Design sections. The department is responsible for initiating projects by way of preparing Bill of Quantities, Supervision of on-going projects, Drilling, Rig operations and Civil Construction works.