Residents of Nsawam Adoagyiri in the Eastern Region are battling an acute water shortage that has hit the area due to the drying up of the Densu River.
The River is suspected to have dried up due to farming activities by the residents along the banks, which has caused sand on the farm land to be washed into the river, causing the water level to drop.
The Municipality, which had not seen any flow of water through their taps for the past two weeks as a result, would have to wait for the rains to increase the water level in the river or continue to use polluted water from other sources.
Their only source of water supply is an outlet from the Densu River which they fetch and treat for cooking and drinking.
Addressing the media, Deputy Minister in Charge of Water Resources Works and Housing, Mr. Samuel Adusei, said the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) was undergoing a geophysical survey to see if wells could be drilled to aid the crisis.
Meanwhile the GWCL would be providing water to essential service providers like hospitals and schools.
Mr. Adusei said that water tankers will be provided for the residents in the meantime.