By Mustapha Jallow

Following an outcry of residents of Brikama-Wellingara in the West Coast Region (WCR) who have been hit-hard by closure of public standpipes weeks ago, the Brikama Area Council has decided to restore the service.

The Public Relation Officer (PRO) of Brikama Area Council, Modou Jonga, was contacted yesterday on 4 November, 2015, and he told Foroyaa that the council have met with the village community and that they have passed the list to NAWEC to take appropriate action to restore the services.

Residents that Foroyaa spoke to upon a visit to the place on 28 October had decried the closure of the standpipes. An affected resident also in-charge of a street tap nearby her compound, Mrs. Kumba Bah expressed her shock at the closure of public tabs, which provides water for domestic and other essential purposes for residents. Mrs. Bah said since residents are low and average earners, it becomes impossible for them to bring taps into their own households, thus solely relying on public taps to have access to clean drinking water.