The Management of Ghana Water Company Limited, (GWCL) in the Northern region has announced the temporary shutting down of the Nawuni Raw Water in-point and treatment plant ahead of the annul Bagre Dam spillage.
The GWCL in a statement copied TamaleOnline News said the decision is based on a communique it received from authorities of neighboring Burkina Faso of the dam spillage.
The GWCL explained it is compelled to temporary shut-down production for the protection of its equipment and installations.
“According to our Standard Operating Procedure, the maximum feet of the Intake Dam should not exceed 36 feet but as at dose of work, Thursday, August 26, 2021, the level of the In-take Dam stood at 31.50 feet even without the expected Bagre Dam spillage,” it explained.
It said “Management would like the public and its cherished customers to understand that any operation beyond the maximum operating feet puts the Water Facility in a jeopardy which could lead to the entire collapse of the already over stretched equipment and installations.”
Meanwhile, the development will also affect water supply to residents in the Tamale Metropolis and its environs.