Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has said it will be unable to provide potable water for the residents of Nsawam Adoagyiri in the Eastern Region unless the rains begin.
Communications Manager of GWCL, Stanley Martey indicated that the residents would have to deal with the situation a little longer because at the moment, “there is nothing we can do.”
Over the past few weeks, the residents of Nsawam Adoagyiri have been experiencing acute water shortage due to the drying up of the water treatment plant reservoir.
The residents according to media reports have now resorted to using polluted water from the Densu River.
Mr. Martey however, blamed the residents of polluting the river which has made it very difficult for his outfit to treat the water for human consumption.
“The challenge is with the citizens of Nsawam themselves. They are polluting the Densu River so now we are unable to store enough water around that area,” he said in an interview on Joy FM.
He admitted that the “situation is terrible. We will plead with them to exercise patience because there is nothing we can do.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Martey said his outfit is presently being supported by NADMO and National Security “with their fleet of tankers so that we can supply the essential service providers like hospitals and schools.”
“With the schools for instance, we can only supply their kitchen and their infirmaries so that they can get good water in cooking for them and with the hospitals, they need water everything so we try to supply them.”
According to him, “Nsawam is a very big area so within the communities, it has become very difficult to supply them with water so we are being supported by assembly men and opinion leaders so that we mount these tankers at certain strategic locations so that people can fetch.”
The GWCL’s Communications Manager however, stressed that “because it is a natural situation, it has become very difficult for me to say anything and to give timelines especially because until the rains come in for the levels to go up, it will become very difficult for us to abstract and produce water for them.”