Sekondi/Takoradi hit by water shortage

The Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis is experiencing water rationing as a result of the drying up of River  Pra and River Anakwa that supplied water to the treatment plants at Daboase and Inchaban.

Mr. Mark Teiko Cudjoe, Production Manager of the Ghana Water Company Limited in charge of Western Region, said the water level of the rivers had gone down affecting extraction, treatment and distribution of water.

The Production Manager, who took journalists round the treatment plants to ascertain the situation, said that the Daboase head works which produces 6 million gallons of water, could only supply 4 million gallons daily while the Anankwa River at Inchaban produced 5,000 gallons instead of 4 million gallons daily.

Mr Cudjoe said that activities of illegal miners “galamsey” operators, particularly around the River Pra was affecting cost of water production and treatment and that “We have already carried out four desilting this year”.

Source: GNA

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