PHWC is the water utility responsible for the provision of urban water supply and wastewater management services in Port-Harcourt and Obio/Akpor LGA’s of Rivers State, Nigeria. PHWC is a corporatized organisation with full autonomy to undertake the responsibility of handling Government owned water supply and waste water management assets in Port-Harcourt and Obio/Akpor. PHWC operations are to be carried out at a commercial level, with the aim of achieving cost recovery for daily operations and maintenance of plants. The paid for services will ensure sustainability and continuous service delivery to the Rivers State urban citizenry.
Access to Water Supply: PHWC recognize that clean water is essential for health and human development and will
strive to ensure that every citizen of the State has equal access to safe, adequate and reliable water supply.
Strategy: To take all necessary measures needed for the involvement of Federal, State and Local Governments, international development agencies, communities, donor agencies, and the private sector to
participate in providing water to every citizen of the State in a sustainable manner.
Urban Water Supply shall be provided by the Port- Harcourt Water Corporation (PHWC) which shall be encouraged to collaborate with the private sector.
The Rivers states water sector development law states that “Government-owned water and sewage infrastructure and assets in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor shall be vested in the Port Harcourt Water Corporation which may engage the Private Sector for the performance of any of its statutory functions with respect thereto, subject to the approval of the Governor as stated in the RIVERS STATE WATER SECTOR DEVELOPMENT LAW NO. 7, of 2012”.
The PHWC has 1 waste water treatment plant that currently services some sections of Port-Harcourt and Obio-Akpor LGA’s. PHWC also has 8 water service stations that will be undergoing extensive upgrades and restoration as part of the corporation's 5 year plan. The restoration activities involves rehabilitation and upgrade of pumps, pump houses and water quality testing laboratory to international standards.
MANAGING DIRECTOR (MD) The Managing Director of PHWC is the Chief Executive Officer. At present the MD reports directly to the Hon. Commissioner of Water Resources and Rural Development. PHWC board currently has nine (9) departments under the supervision of the Managing Director, Mr Kenneth Anga.
- Finance and Supply (DFS)
- Quality Control
- Planning and Procurement
- Planning, Research and Statistics
PHWC STATION Each station operated by the PHWC has a Station Manager appointed to it.
- Rumuola Mega Station
- Diobu Pumping Station
- Moscow, Borokiri and Ernest Ikoli Pumping Station
- Eagle Island Production and Pumping Station
- Elelewon Pumping Station
- Woji Pumping Station
- Trans Amadi Production and Pumping Station
- Rumukurushi Pumping Station