The Water Resources Commission has assured the general public that the raw water of the Tano River is safe from any acid contamination that resulted from the accident on the Tano Bridge and, therefore safe for use and aquatic life.

It could be recalled that an articulator truck got involved in an accident on the Tano Bridge on Monday, January 13, 2020, near Techiman in the Bono East Region.

The truck and its contents of sulfuric acid fell into the river, leading to the contamination of the river.

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Below is the full statement…..

4 WATER RESOURCES COMMISSION

Registered Office/Courier Address

Postal Address No. E4 Leshie Crescent

P.O. Box CT 5630

Labone Estates Accra-Ghana Cantonments Accra-Ghana

Our Ref: Your Ref: Date: January 16, 2019

PRESS RELEASE

TANO RIVER IS SAFE FOR USE

The Water Resources Commission wishes to assure the general public that the raw water of the Tano River is safe from any acid contamination that resulted from the accident on the Tano Bridge and, therefore safe for use and aquatic life.

An articulator truck got involved in an accident on the Tano Bridge on Monday, January 13, 2020, near Techiman in the Bono East Region.

The truck and its contents of sulfuric acid fell into the river, leading to the contamination of the river.

As of Wednesday, January 15, 2020, all the containers with the acid have been safely removed from the river. In addition to the dilution capacity of the river itself, lime was applied both upstream and downstream of the accident site to neutralize the acid in the river.

The raw water was also tested at regular intervals during the entire rescue period to check on the quality, especially the levels of acidity.

We wish to confirm that there is no longer any acid contamination of the raw water upstream, at the accident site, and downstream the Tano River.

Executive Secretary, Ben Ampomah

Tel: 233-302-763651/765860/780232 Fax: 233-302-763649 Email:watrecom@wrc-gh.org Website: www.wrc-gh.org GhanaPost Digital Address: GL-013-5504

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