There is an on going water rationing in the Sunyani township of the Brong Ahafo Region due to the dryness of the Tano River.
The Tano River which serves as a distribution source for the Ghana Water Company (GWCL) has dried up for the past three weeks.
There is an hourly rationing of water at midnight to affected places such as Area 1, two, three, four, Fiapre, Berlin top, south ridge, Abesim, new Dormaa, estate and newton.
Residents have resorted to purchasing of sachet water for domestic chores as school children are washed with soaked toilets to schools.
Adults also use pails filled with water to bath instead of the big buckets.
Speaking to Abusua Dawuro’s Nana Ama, the Brong Ahafo regional boss of GWCL Charles Brobbey explained that the water level of the Tano river has gone down, hence their inability to supply water.
According to him, a visit to the river bank and tributaries indicate that some people have been using the river for ‘galamsey’ operations and other farming activities.
Mr Brobbey said residents have to exercise restraint as the only solution to the water shortage is rainfall.
‘The river has dried up and so we are unable to pump water to serve our customers. We have been rationing water to the various areas. Normally the water does not dry up, the last time it dried up was more than 15 years ago,’ he explained.
Residents are calling on the government to come to their aid to supply them water.