Though the Ghana Water Company Limited has been unable to end the water crisis in Asylum Down after close to four weeks, it has made moves to provide temporary relief to the residents.
The utility provider has contracted some tanker drivers, carrying about 1,500 litres of water to distribute to residents of Asylum Down.
The tanker makes a trip to the area every week, following a preplanned schedule by GWCL.
“The Ghana Water Company sent us here. Because of the struggles in this area.They told us to supply them with water,” one of the tanker operators told Happy FM’s Joseph Nii Ankrah.
Residents have to rush out with their bucket, barrels and gallons to get as much water as possible.
“We have been struggling for water so you have to be going around the area chasing the water tankers for water. Every day you have to be going around all the lanes… without this, we can’t get any water,” a frustrated resident complained.
Another woman directed her complaints to the state, noting that she has had to rely on sachet water to care for her family.
“We are suffering so we are pleading with the government to intervene so we can have water for our daily activities and also so we can take care of our activities.”
Though there was some excitement as water was pumped into the various containers, the residents know their smiles will only last as long as the water in their buckets.
However, the GWCL after an assessment of the situation revealed that it had identified the challenge to be a blockade of its pipeline on the Ring Road.
It further indicated that some facilities had been built on the pipe, preventing a free flow of water to the residents.
The situation has affected hundreds of households; many of whom have resorted to the use of water drawn from wells and sachet water for domestic purposes.
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By: Joseph Nii Ankrah