As a result of rising cost of treatment, the Ghana Water Company says it will announce an upward adjustment win water prices in the days to come.
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Due to activities of illegal miners many of the GWCL treatment plants including those in the Ashanti, Eastern, Central and Western regions.
The shutdown was necessitated by the rising cost in treating their now polluted sources of raw water.
Reports of acute water shortage surfaced last week in the affected regions due to the pollution of some river bodies by illegal miners popularly referred to as galamsey operators.
Speaking to 3FM the Head of Ghana Water Company, Stanley Martey said, "because of the severity of the pollution, treatment has become very expensive, and the PURC has no option than to increase the prices in the coming days”.
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He has urged all to join in the fight against galamsey.
He said, "the fight against galamsey is one that involves all of us. The chiefs should be cautious in giving out the lands and we as citizens should also ensure that, we do all possible to stop their activities, through dialoguing”.