The worry and fears of people of Bono, Bono East, and Ahafo locations as well as the common community, adhering to the contamination of the Tano River, have been allayed by the Ghana Drinking water Firm Minimal (GWCL).
In accordance to the GWCL, the contamination of the Tano River has no effect on the water that it treats and pumps into residences.
The Ghana Drinking water is assuring that water flowing by way of their faucets is protected for intake.
The contamination of the Tano River is as a outcome of an incident which transpired on January 13, 2020.
“Management needs to assure the basic general public, that GWCL Specialists are working jointly with the Water Methods Commission, NADMO and the District Assembly to bring the scenario to normalcy and that, there is no need for any stress and anxiety in consuming h2o that flows through the faucet,” a statement from the h2o organization added.
The National Disaster Administration Organisation (NADMO) experienced before advised all communities along the Tano River from Techiman – Tanoso in the Bono East Location to Chiraa in the Bono Location and Duayaw Nkwanta and Bechem in the Ahafo Area not to drink from the river until finally additional see since the drinking water has been poisoned.
A push statement signed by the Offinso North District Director of NADMO, Elijah Mamos defined the directive experienced become needed as a end result of an accident that involved an articulated truck that was carrying automobile batteries.
The motor vehicle plunged into the river at Tanoso in the Bono East Region.
As a final result of the incident, the acid in the batteries washed into the drinking water and culminated in the dying of several aquatic animals together with fishes and crocodiles among the many others.
“We are by this urging all to have the concept to the goal communities/people today alongside the Tano river lender to conserve human lives”. Underneath is the full assertion from the GWCL: GWCL ASSURES Public OF Safety OF PIPE BORNE H2o
The Administration of Ghana Drinking water Enterprise Constrained (GWCL) assures individuals in the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Areas as well as the basic general public that h2o that flows through the taps in their households is protected for intake.
The stress in the above-mentioned regions which is as a final result of the contaminated Tano River owing to the accident which occurred on the 13th of January 2020, has no influence on the drinking water that GWCL treats and pumps into their properties.
Administration assures all that because of to the stringent generation procedures the enterprise employs in drinking water cure, water addressed by GWCL satisfies the Entire world Wellness Firm (WHO) and Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) expectations in advance of it is pumped into the procedure for consumption.
All GWCL treatment crops are equipped with normal and in some areas, condition-of-the-art laboratories, and as section of the procedure procedure, the pH of the uncooked drinking water is examined at source, all through the procedure process and eventually the last clear drinking water which is at last pumped for intake.
The Regular Running Process (SOP) for pH testing is hourly on a daily foundation but has at the moment been lessened to 30 minutes owing to the latest situation and also under 24-hour surveillance.
The pH exam is done to test the acidity and or basicity of any resolution. GWCL as portion of the treatment processes, inventory hydrated lime in all its treatment plants which is utilised in correcting the pH in the party the place it is very low or high.
The administration needs to assure the normal general public, that GWCL Industry experts are doing work with each other with the H2o Means Commission, NADMO and the District Assembly to convey the circumstance to normalcy and that, there is no require for any nervousness in consuming h2o that flows as a result of the tap.