About Us

Taraba State Water Supply & Sewerage Corporation (TAWASCO)

Formerly known as: Taraba State Water Supply Agency (TSWSA)

 

Engr. Musa B. Siam

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Mrs Alice J. Doma

 

Departments

Dept. of Planning Research & Statistics
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Dept. of Quality Control
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Dept. of Finance & Supply
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Dept. of Water Supply
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Dept. of Commercial Services
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Dept. of Non-Revenue Water
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Dept. of Operations & Maintenance
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Administration

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The department is composed of three (3) units namely: Project planning Research and statistics Monitoring and evaluation and an independent procurement unit. The procurement unit is also attached to the department though with independent functions. Each of the unit is headed by a head of unit. For paucity of staff, all the staff deployed to the department are to work with the M&E officer who has hitherto been covering all the activities of the three units. DATA DESTINATION The planning department also provides data to the following bodies or authorities on monthly, quarterly and annual basis as the case may be required; National Bureau for Statistics(NBS) Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMRW) International Benchmarking Network (IBNET) Water Operators Partnership(WOP) Nigerian Water Supply Association(NWSA) National Water Resources Institutes(NWRI) Federal Character Commission Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) State Planning Commission, etc.

The quality control department was established in 2013 to give water quality a boost. The decision was in line with the recommendation of the federal ministry of water resources. The department has three units, and is as follows: The laboratory (surveillance) unit: – this unit conducts physical, chemical and bacteriological analysis of water in order to ensure it’s portable and safe for public consumption. The sanitation unit: this unit is responsible for sanitary inspection of all TSWSA facilities and environment to ensure it meets environmental standard. Treatment unit: – this unit is responsible for carrying out treatment works of raw water to meet the WHO /NSDWQ standards. SERVICES The quality control department also carries out some responsibility and services in compliance with WHO /NSDWQ standard, some of these are: The quality control department monitors all public water supply schemes with a view to ensuring the water supplied to the public is safe and portable for drinking and other domestic purposes. The quality control department identifies areas where there is pollution or contamination via sampling and testing. The quality control department identifies and mark sampling points, where samples are routinely taken for analysis and testing, to ensure water supplied to the public is safe for consumption. The quality control department also conducts physical, chemical and bacteriological analysis for alternate water provider (vendors) e.g. MDG, and other private bodies.

The department of finance and supply is as old as the Agency (TSWSA), and is saddled with the following responsibilities: Recording of financial truncations Maintains financial records of the Agency Collect funds on behalf of the Agency Gives financial advice to the management Prepare financial statements for Auditing Prepare financial reports to Accountant-General when the need arise. The department is also divided into three sections, namely: Other charges and Salary section Store section OTHER CHARGES: This section is charged with the responsibility of preparing payment voucher and payment cash, cheque or E-payment to PAYE. This section also maintains financial records, PVs, Cash Book, PV register. SALARY SECTION: open and Update pay Record cards, prepare payment voucher in respect of Union dues, NHF, and PAYE. STORE SECTION: this section is charged with the responsibilities of receiving and recording of items (goods) procured by the Agency and issued same to end users.

Non-revenue water and surveillance directorate was created in February, 2018 by the Management of the Taraba State Water Supply Agency Magami, Jalingo. This step was apt in the effort by the Management to adopt best global practice in managing water utility from a government institute to a commercially viable private company. MANDATE OF THE DIRECTORATE The directorate has the objective to reduce NRW to less than 10% by 2035. Mandate of the department is to study, analyze, monitor and advice on the means to effectively deal with the high level of Nonrevenue water, and the specific activities are: 1. Increase NRW awareness to both internal and external stakeholders. 2. Develop and implement NRW manual including procedures and forms. 3. Develop and maintain NRW Information Systems (NRWIS). 4. Carryout Bulk/Domestic Meter Management to ensure accuracy. 5. Monitoring and analysis of flows and pressures in the distribution system. 6. Carryout active leak detection activities. 7. Guide and advice on the creation and management of district metered areas (DMAs). 8. Create and maintain the water balance. 9. Manage meter test bench/laboratory. 10. Carry out continuous system audit and field sampling for compliance to NRW related policies. 11. Water consumption surveys. Determination of losses by use of bulk meters vis a vis customer billing meters. The pattern provides key information that can then be used to refine the losses break-down between commercial and physical losses in the Water Balance calculation. 12. Review and monitor implementation of NRW reduction Action Plans. and currently the directorate has staff strength of 7 persons

The administrative department is the backbone or life wire of any organization charged with the day-to-day running of the agency. It was established in the year 1992 shortly after the creation of the state. The department has the Director of Administration as head and Secretary of the Agency. It is made up of Admin officers, staff officer, executive officers, secretariat staff, cleaners, drivers and security staff as staff of the department.

The department is responsible for:

The coordination of all activities of the agency to be able to provide potable water to semi urban and the urban centres of the state.

Coordinating office activities and operations to ensure efficiency and compliance to office policies.

Supervising all staff and dividing responsibilities to ensure effective performance

Creating and updating of records and database of all personnel of the agency.

Making submissions and preparation of draft letters on specific matters.

Assisting in the formulation, execution and review of policies of the agency.

The department of operation and maintenance is one of the seven directorates of the Agency. This department is among the first two department that were established at the inception of the Agency when the state was created in 1991 At that time it was called engineering services and was the largest and had seven (7) units namely: Mechanical Civil Electrical Commercial Geological Quality control and sanitation Planning, research and statistics

Objectives and Functions: To operate and maintain the Agency facilities are:

to ensure reliable, safe, and energy efficiency at least cost.

Provide accurate equipment maintenance records Identify potential problems early within the context of the planned maintenance scheduled so that corrective action may be taken.

Conduct geo-physical and hydrological survey for the exploitation of ground water.

Installation of pumps/ pump panels Regular developing of boreholes through flushing.

Design, Supervision of construction and maintenance activities at project site to ensure conformity to specifications and safety.

To acquire and exchange experiences, knowledge, skill and information on operation and maintenance of water supply machines and Plants with particular reference to global best practice

It has 2 units namely: 1. Pipeline operations and Maintenance 2. Reservoirs and Tanks Operations and Maintenance 1. Functions of Pipeline operations and Maintenance a) Carries on repairs & maintenance of pipelines; and b) Distribution of water to customers c) Water Distribution Control System d ) Pipeline extension and Relocation works 2. Functions of Reservoirs and Tanks Operations and Maintenance a).Water Storage b).Tank/Reservoirs Control System c).Tanks/Reservoirs Service and Maintenance

Non-revenue water and surveillance directorate was created in February, 2018 by the Management of the Taraba State Water Supply Agency Magami, Jalingo. This step was apt in the effort by the Management to adopt best global practice in managing water utility from a government institute to a commercially viable private company. MANDATE OF THE DIRECTORATE The directorate has the objective to reduce NRW to less than 10% by 2035. Mandate of the department is to study, analyze, monitor and advice on the means to effectively deal with the high level of Nonrevenue water, and the specific activities are: 1. Increase NRW awareness to both internal and external stakeholders. 2. Develop and implement NRW manual including procedures and forms. 3. Develop and maintain NRW Information Systems (NRWIS). 4. Carryout Bulk/Domestic Meter Management to ensure accuracy. 5. Monitoring and analysis of flows and pressures in the distribution system. 6. Carryout active leak detection activities. 7. Guide and advice on the creation and management of district metered areas (DMAs). 8. Create and maintain the water balance. 9. Manage meter test bench/laboratory. 10. Carry out continuous system audit and field sampling for compliance to NRW related policies. 11. Water consumption surveys. Determination of losses by use of bulk meters vis a vis customer billing meters. The pattern provides key information that can then be used to refine the losses break-down between commercial and physical losses in the Water Balance calculation. 12. Review and monitor implementation of NRW reduction Action Plans. and currently the directorate has staff strength of 7 persons