The Volta River Authority (VRA) has restored the water supply system of the people of Aveyime in the North Tongu District days after the town got flooded due to the spillage of excess water from the Akosombo Dam.
The flooded township raw water intake pumps at Aveyime have been relocated to a higher ground, VRA officials said, adding that a pump protection shed with power panels has been constructed and connected to the water treatment system.
The VRA team worked around the clock by digging trenches and installing pipes to provide immediate supply of potable water to the community.
The deputy chief executive of VRA in charge of services Ken Arthur said the authority is passionate about ensuring that the affected communities receive as much relief as possible and they are committed to making life easier for the flood victims.
This water supply restoration is the first of many to be carried out in the safe havens, the VRA said, adding there are plans to expand and provide water to everyone.
VRA is also sending water tankers to provide potable water to areas that have been cut off the national pipeline. The authority also donated bags of sachet water for drinking.
VRA said the main objective of this initiative is to prevent the outbreak of waterborne diseases.
So far, in collaboration with NADMO, the VRA has provided relief items, such as canned food, rice, sugar, toiletries, boats, hot meals to the flood victims.
Source: Daily Mail GH