Water crisis hits Eastern Region

Water crisis hits Eastern Region

- Government has deployed water tankers to residents of Nsawam-Adoagiri municipality following a severe water shortage.

- The water crisis is feared to have stretched through six communities 

- The cause of the acute water shortage has been said to be due to the drying up of the Densu River

Water crisis hits Eastern Region

The severe water shortage has been linked to the drying-up of the Densu River

The severe shortage of water at the Nsawam-Adoagiri municipality in the Eastern Region has convulsed the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing to deploy water tankers in aid of the looming crisis.

So far, the towns and villages documented to have been hit by the acute water shortage are Medie, Ntoaso No.1, Ntoaso No.2, Owuraku, Hebron and Adoagiri - a development which has seen officials from the Ghana Water Company Limited, National Disaster and Management Organisation (NADMO) and National Security Secretariat report to aid in the aid distribution process.

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The crisis, which is feared to have brought human activities at a standstill has further seen the deployment of an excavator for the dredging of the Densu River (which is feared to have dried up) in order for underground fresh water to reach the installed Nsawam treatment plant.

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The river, which is the major fresh water source for the 2.5 million gallon capacity treatment plant, is filled with so much silt that the team could walk on a dry river bed.

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