Kyebi Water Treatment plant shut down

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The Kyebi Water Treatment plant has been shut down again by the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) due to the high turbidity of water at intake points along the Birim river.

Residents are struggling to get access to potable water due to pollution by illegal small scale mining activities (Galamsey).

The Plant was shut down on Wednesday November 23.

Turbidity levels of the water at intake point along the Birim river has passed the 200 threshold to 3,800.

The over 4,000 Kyebi residents and their dependent who rely on the daily supply of 110,000 gallons of water from the plant are in distress.

Five of the Ghana water treatment plant have it in takes points in the Birim river.

The Eastern regional Public relations officer Kwadwo Daase, explains the intermittent shut down is the only way out ,as long as turbidity levels are higher than the normal 200 for the kyebi water treatment plant.

He warns the situation would be dire in the dry season if the turbidity levels still remains high.

Source: myghanadaily


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