Fri. Mar 24th, 2023

The Anankware River, which supplies raw water to the Inchaban Water Treatment Plant is likewise encountering freshwater input challenges. The disgruntled locals have been forced to forgo their leisure time, comfort, and sleep in order to search for water.

However, the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has attributed its failure to supply residents of the city with potable water to the activities of illicit mining, often known as galamsey, in the Western Region.

In a statement, the firm noted that the problems are caused by insufficient freshwater inflows into the Pra basin, which serves as the supply of raw water for the largest water treatment plant in the region, the Daboase Water Treatment Plant.

It reads “Illegal mining operations upstream of the River Pra are aggravating the situation at Daboase and resulting in significant siltation at the plant’s intake.
The amount of raw water that is accessible for abstraction has been significantly decreased by the excessive silt deposits.
The problem of a lack of raw water has also been made worse by the present dry season.”

As a result of these changes, the corporation, according to GWCL, is unable to generate enough water for citizens, aggravating the already precarious supply situation in the metropolis.

In order to improve equity in the water distribution process, it also said that it has examined its water demand management program.


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