Ghana Water Attributes Water Shortages in Greater Kumasi to Unstable Power Supply

Ghana Water has attributed the inconsistent water supply in the Greater Kumasi Metropolis to the unstable power supply affecting some of its water supply stations in the Ashanti Region. According to the company, the Barekese and Owabi Water Treatment Plants, along with the Achiase Booster Station, have faced power outages from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in recent weeks, negatively impacting water distribution in various parts of the metropolis.

In response to the challenge, Ghana Water’s management has informed the ECG of the issues and expressed the need for improved power supply to its installations in the region. The water company acknowledges the inconvenience caused by the situation and urges customers to use water judiciously until the matter is resolved.

Residents in affected areas, such as Atonsu-Agogo, Bantama, and Abrepo, have been grappling with water scarcity, resorting to alternative sources like boreholes and underground water. Some individuals are even purchasing water from private distributors at higher costs. Despite the challenges, the Electricity Company refutes claims of a return to ‘Dumsor’ (power outages) and is working to address redundancies in power supply. Ghana Water Company reassures the public that water supply will resume promptly once power is restored by the ECG.

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