The Bagre Dam spillage continues to wreak havoc in the Northern region with the latest development being the forced shutdown of the Nawuni Water Plant of the Ghana Water Company in the Kumbungu District.
The Ghana Water has further warned that the entire Northern region could be hit with a water crisis due to the submerging of the Nawuni plant by the spillage of the Bagre dam.
The Ghana Water Company Northern Regional Director, Ing. Amidu Musah told journalists that the company is supposed to shut down the water plant at 36 feet and currently they have 35.75 feet.
“So we are almost there but we hope that God will listen to our prayers so that we will not have to shut down so when we shut down completely it will make the place worse because at least we are taking some of the water for treatment so it's helping the level so you can imagine if we shut down the whole of the control room will be full with water.”
According to the Regional Director, on a normal day, they are expected to produce about 45,000 cubic meters of water but currently, they are producing 15,000 cubics per day because they are running one pump instead of three.
He indicated that when they produce the 45,000 cubic meters of water they have to rash it because the demand currently is about 90,000 a day.
“ Now we have dropped from 45,000 to 15,000 so you can imagine so we advise that when you get water store it and use it deliciously beside there are some critical institutions that we cannot deny them water so we will have to serve those institutions first.”
The heavy downpour and resultant floods in addition to the spillage of the Bagre dam have destroyed farm lands and displaced hundreds of residents in the Northern regions.