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Ghana Water Safety Our water is safe; ignore outdated research stating otherwise - GWCL

In an interview with Pulse.com.gh, the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Water Company, Stanley Martey, said his outfit has always been removing the toxins in the treatment process.

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A boy drinking water from a tap

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has assured Ghanaians that its water is safe for consumption, contrary to claims that its tap water contains algae toxins.

The Water Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) had indicated that its research it conducted in 2009 showed the Water Company’s treatment plants are incapable of removing algae toxins.

RELATED: Water treatment system failing to remove toxins - Research

The research also claimed that the GWCL hardly tested the treated water for toxins from algae.

But in an interview with Pulse.com.gh, the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Water Company, Stanley Martey, said his outfit has always been removing the toxins in the treatment process.

According to him, the said research is outdated and cannot be used to assume that it is the situation at present.

"For the past eight years, there has been a lot of work to reduce to the level of pollution. So how the Densu river was polluted eight years ago, they don't have the same level of pollution as we speak. And it is the pollution of the river that facilitates the growth of the algae in the water. If the level of pollution has reduced now, then you can't assume that if eight years ago the level of algae was this figure, then eight years after it will be higher...So they can only do another research to know the levels," he explained.

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