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Regional News Tue, 1 Nov 2016

Water shortage hits parts of Eastern Region

Residents walk far distance in search of water for use.

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Residents of some parts of the Eastern Region have been hit with an acute water shortage over the last five days.

The hard hit areas include Koforidua, Tafo, Kukurantumi, Anyinase, Masi, Oseim and Suhum.

Residents have been compelled to rely on sachet water, dugout wells, streams and boreholes for water for domestic activities.

Mr Martin K Ansah, the Eastern Regional production manager of Ghana Water Company Limited told Citi News the problem was as a result of power outage which has affected the starting method of the pumps which picks water from the Volta Lake to the intake station.

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“There was a power outage and after the power was restored some machines were affected but since Saturday we have done all we can using our engineering expert’s but the problem still remains.”

He added that “this is not the first time that we have experienced power outage but with this particular incident we have done all we can since Saturday so we have taken the decision this morning to bypass the variable speed drive start and use the traditional method to start the pump”.

Mr Martin K Ansah explained that their engineers are currently working tirelessly to restore water supply back to the affected areas but pleaded with the residents to exercise patience while they work on ensuring the restoration of water to their homes.

Source: citifmonline.com
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