A brief history of Bauchi State Water and Sewerage Corporation (BSWSC) which metamorphosed from Bauchi State Water Board (BSWB) that came into existence with the creation of Bauchi State via an enabling law (Edict).
The New Bauchi State Water and Sewerage Corporation (BSWSC) metamorphosed from Bauchi State Water Board (BSWB) that came into existence with the creation of Bauchi State in 1976.
enabling law (Edict)
An enabling law (Edict) was promulgated under the then military administration in 1977
Supplying potable water to all the citizens of Bauchi State
The edicts gave BSWB sweeping powers on all issues relating to water supply: Impoundment, Abstraction Treatment, and Distribution. The edicts saddled it with the responsibility of supplying potable water to all the citizens of Bauchi State: in the urban and rural areas. Even with the formation of BASIRDA in the mid-’80s, the merger of BSWB with the State Development Board (SDB) in the late ’80s, the creation of the Ministry for Rural Development with a Directorate of Rural Water Supply and the creation of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA), the edict remained unchanged.
Establishment of directorate
The PRS & C Directorate was established by the State Government in 2005 in accordance with the provision of 1998 Edict
Expansion and Transformations
The current Law which transformed Bauchi State Water Board (BSWB) to Bauchi State Water and Sewerage Corporation (BSWSC) was enacted on April 16th, 2014. It saddles BSWSC with the responsibilities of providing potable water and sewerage services in all the Local Government headquarters and communities with a population greater than 20,000.
World bank Funded Project
In response to the deplorable condition of Water Supply Service in the country, the 3rd NUWSRP, was designed and launched to build on the 1st and 2nd NUWSRP. The 3rd NUWSRP (Cr. 5416 UNI), became effective on 12th February 2015 with a budget of US250million out of this amount the Bank is to make available credit facility of USD 65 Million for Bauchi and the state Government is to contribute USD6.5 Million as counterpart fund.