The Nasarawa chapter of the Association of Table Water Producers (ATWAP) has said a sachet of water will soon be sold for N20 due to the cost of production.

The Nasarawa chairman of ATWAP, Usman Diggi, disclosed this at the end of a two-day workshop organised for their members in the area.

He said that because of the high cost of production materials, it was no longer feasible for them to continue to sell sachet water at the cost of N10.

The chairman attributed the reason for the proliferation of substandard table water in the state to the high cost of production materials.

Mr Diggi described as unfortunate the attitude of some members who have reduced the quality of their products due to the cost of production.

“It is better to increase the price of pure water and maintain the quality than to produce substandard products given its health implications,” Mr Diggi said.

He, however, appealed to the government to reduce the price of the materials so that sachet water would still be sold for N10 in the interest of the common people who are already going through a lot.

“The cost of nylon per kilogramme used to be N450 but at the moment it has gone up to N1,200, which is over 100 per cent increase, yet a bag of table water is sold for between N60 and N70.

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