The Director of External Affairs of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), Nana Yaa Jantuah, has said that the malfunctioning of the Bia water treatment plant in the Dormaa West District of the Brong Ahafo Region has not been communicated to the PURC.
She said the PURC would take the matter up with the authorities to have the issue addressed, noting that the public had the right to be served with the good quality water supply.
Ms. Jantuah was reacting to the issue when it came up at a media engagement in Sunyani on Thursday.
The Bia water works has been malfunctioning for the past six years now.
The day’s forum, attended by some selected journalists across the region, enabled officials of PURC to interact with the media and brief them on its operations, as well as receive complaints which consumers often report to the media for prompt action.
It would be recalled that three years ago, The Ghanaian Times reported about the poor water quality being produced by the Ghana Water Company Limited at its Bia Water Treatment Plant in the Dormaa West District.
The Times reported that the treatment plant was malfunctioning, thus affecting the quality of water being served to the people.
Kwadwo Daase, Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Water Company Limited when contacted indicated that the situation has improved but just that irregular power supply to the treatment plant was affecting water production there.
He noted that, “anytime there was low voltage it affects the production process thereby affecting the water quality being churned out” he pointed out.
From Daniel Dzirasah, Sunyani