Cholera: Lagos Begins Water Sampling


Following the recent Cholera outbreak in some parts of Lagos State, the Lagos Water Corporation (LWC) has initiated what it described as “comprehensive measures to safeguard public health and ensure access to safe drinking water across the state”.

A statement issued by the Corporation explained that it has commenced an extensive water sampling and quality monitoring campaign throughout the State.

This proactive initiative aims to assess the safety and potability of water from various sources, thereby identifying potential health risks associated with contamination.

Expressing its deep concern about the recent outbreak in parts of the State, particularly in Lekki and Victoria Island Areas, the LWC urged the public to refrain from consuming water from unreliable or untreated sources.

Residents were, however, encouraged to bring water samples from their homes or public spaces for testing by the qualified teams at the Lagos Water Corporation Headquarters, Ijora. It added that the LWC Water Quality Monitoring team will be monitoring water consumption across the state to identify and control the outbreak.


The release said, “According to the Lagos State Ministry of Health, the primary cause of the cholera outbreak has been linked to the consumption of contaminated water and inadequate sanitation. Every individual must take responsibility for ensuring their water is safe for consumption”.

“The Lagos Water Corporation remains committed to providing safe and clean drinking water to all residents of Lagos State. We urge the public to cooperate with our teams and follow precautionary measures to prevent further spread of the disease”, it added.

The Corporation urged residents to contact the Lagos Water Corporation Customers Care Lines via 0704 597 3012, 0704 597 3013, 0703 320 7647 or Mrs. Adetumininu Jaiyeola on 08053534252 or visit its website: for more information or to report concerns regarding water quality.