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Tamale & surrounding areas face impending water crisis as GWCL issues a shutdown warning.

Those who live in and around the Tamale metropolis need to be prepared for brief water shortages.

This is because the management of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) in the Northern Region has given notice that due to rising water levels from the Bagre Dam spill, they may have to temporarily shut down the Nawuni Water Treatment Plant, which serves a larger population of consumers in the Region, in order to protect their installations.

The Nawuni Treatment Plant, which provides water to Tamale, Sagnarigu and Savelugu, Kumbungu and other catchment regions, is by far the largest water treatment facility in the Northern Region.

Therefore, management has recommended consumers to save and conserve adequate water so that they won’t be impacted in the event of a shutdown.

The intake dam’s maximum standard operating level, according to a management statement, should not be higher than 36 feet, however as of Tuesday, September 20, the level of the intake dam was 30.40 feet in addition to the Bagre Dam spillage.

It says: “Management would like the public and its cherished customers to understand that any operation beyond the maximum operating feet puts the water facility in jeopardy which could lead to the entire collapse and destruction of its equipment and installations.”

It continues: “Management would therefore want to assure the public and its cherished customers that water supply would continue once the river level is within its Standard Operating levels.”

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