The District Director for Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), Mr. James Andam, says the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Environmental Protection Agency and the GWCL are set to collaborate to supply a temporary source of water to residents closer to the Tano for use, while their main source of water is being treated.
According to him, the area where the chemicals diluted the water is different from where the Ghana Water Company Limited picks their source of water for treatment, hence the need for the residents remain calm.
“There’s no problem with the water we are treating for residents in the region and its environs. Where we pick our source of water for treatment is different from where the vehicle with the chemicals fell. We pick our water for treatment from downstream,” he explained.
Mr. James noted that, the Quality Assurance department of the GWCL has conducted test into the river and has assured the public of facilitating the necessary measures to make the Tano River safe domestic use.
Mr. James Andam made these assertions on Atinka FM’s Midday news on Tuesday 14th January, 2020.
Speaking further, Mr. Andam stated emphatically that, there has not been a recorded casualty as a result of drinking from the Tano water after the incident.
“We continue to inform residents in Techiman not to panic but have faith in us. Measures are far advanced to making the Tano River safe again for domestic use” Mr. James Andam pleaded.
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