Aqua Africa Deploying Clean Water to First 12 Towns

Ghana’s Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources in collaboration with Aqua Africa, has announced the 12 small towns selected for the Rural Communities and Small Towns Water Supply Project, which will supply clean drinking water for up to 280,000 people.

Located across five regions of Ghana, the towns are Achiase, Ayensuano, Kwahu Afram Plains South, Kwahu West, Bosomtwe, Kwabre East, Bekwai, Bosome Freho, Ga West, Krachi East and Nkwanta North.

Aqua Africa has confirmed that each region will have a centralised water system delivering potable water to satellite communities.

Every system will comprise the development of ground and/or surface water source, photo-voltaic power supplies and solar pumps, transmission and distribution pipe networks, elevated/ground storage tanks, public standpipes and provision for private connections.

Additionally, smart metering and revenue collection will be installed for both public standpipes and/or private connections as well as the application of innovative technology and financing methods to generate pay as you fetch revenue to take care of maintenance and future expansion of the water systems.

The project is designed to alleviate daily water poverty by increasing access to safe and reliable water supply across the selected regions, and forms part of a larger programme to accelerate the delivery of water facilities and services in unserved rural populations.

Working with the Hon. Minister Mrs. Cecilia Dapaah from The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, alongside the Ministry of Finance, the project has been designed in partnership with Aqua Africa and CWSA to ensure an approach that will meet the Ghana Government’s ‘Water for All’ policy.

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