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Water Company Blames Power Outages For water Crisis


The intermittent lights out at the Ghana water company intake plant at Nawuni in the Tolon/Kumbungu District has been blamed for the perennial water problem in Tamale and its surrounding communities. 
The plant which processes the raw water has the capacity of producing over nine million, two hundred and forty thousand gallons a day without power interruption.
However the Ghana Urban Water company limited say the continuous unannounced power fluctuations is hindering the company’s effort to provide adequate water for the Tamale metropolis and its environs. 
The Station Officer at Dalun, Joe Wilfred Odei who  conducted the media and some officials of GUWC around the plant  said the plant need uninterrupted  power supply to enable it  produce enough water for the metropolis.
Available records at the GUWC indicate that, its monthly water production for December this year suffered tremendously with 63 power interruptions.
The record further indicates that between 1st to 26th February this year, it experienced over 140 power outages, the situation according to Mr Odei is frustrating and needs immediate intervention by stakeholders in the power sector.
  The Quality Assurance Officer at the Dalun treatment plant, Atimbire Ayinmiba told the media that every strategic point of the company from the distribution chamber to the clarifying room has an additional stand-by machine to back up in the event of a breakdown of any of the equipment. End

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