Ada Kyeremanten: Residents risk epidemic due to lack of clean water

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Pupils and residents of Ada Kyeremanten in the New Juaben South Municipality lack access to potable water 

The challenge has made them vulnerable to an imminent diarrheal disease, acute illness and chronic infection.

The Ada Kyeremanten Commnunity in the New Juaben South Municipality of the Eastern Region is blessed with seven streams.

The Awiasu Stream, the biggest, was projected into a tank-like facility for use by the community.

The Awiasu Stream, the biggest, was projected into a tank-like facility for use by the community.

But increase in population and housing infrastructure is resulting in the pollution of the revered streams.

Water from residents’ bathrooms and septic tanks find their way through the natural canal of the stream, thereby polluting it.

Access to clean water has been a challenge.

Old bore holes dug cannot produce water and other water facilities are malfunctioned.

“We use the water to wash and sometimes drink, but it smells bad in recent times. Government and responsible authorities should provide us with pipes soon,” a resident appealed.