We are using ten times more of chemicals needed to treat water – GWCL laments impact of galamsey

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The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has disclosed that it is using ten times the amount of chemicals needed for the treatment of water.

GWCL blamed the current predicament on the activities of illegal mining popularly termed galamsey.

The Public Relations Officer for GWCL, Stanley Martey, declared that the situation could lead to a shut down of operations in areas where it is impossible to treat the water anymore.

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“We are using ten times more of the chemicals required to refine the water before we pump them for distribution.

“When it becomes too much to bear we will shut down our machines”, he said in an interview on 3FM Thursday September 15.

Emphasizing that the situation is dire, he expressed fears that the nation may have to import water if the situation continues without lasting solutions.

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