On July 22, Oando Plc. and its Joint Venture (JV) partners the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) commissioned a clean water scheme with capacity for 20, 000 gallons in Agbere community, Bayelsa State. The facility would serve over 5,000 residents. The water scheme is supposed to reduce water-borne diseases in the community such as typhoid fever, cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, hepatitis A, etc, and the amount of time spent looking for water, especially in rural areas.
The water plant came fully kitted with a 30KVA diesel power generating set with an external diesel storage tank and power connections as well as a shelter for the generator and treatment plant, a cased borehole of about 200m depth and a 10HP submersible pump, 3,000m reticulation/distribution water pipes with 30 fetching taps.