Students residing on campus at the Takoradi Technical University (TTU) in the Western Region continue to battle with incessant water shortages making it difficult for them to go about their daily activities.
According to the students, water has not flown through their taps for more than a month compelling them to walk miles in search of water.
They lamented that they have to join long queues to fetch water which largely makes them unable to attend lectures on time and sometimes miss class.
They, therefore, appealed to the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) to ensure that water flows through their taps since the situation was getting unbearable.
They said though the University was on vacation, some of the students were still on campus doing their project work and industrial attachment.
When contacted, Nana Yaw Barimah-Barnie, Western Regional Communication Manager of GWCL told IGOGHANA that his outfit was not aware of the situation on the campus.
He admitted that water was being rationed currently in the Metropolis, however, the situation may be an unnoticed problem within the area and promised to work on it as soon as possible.
It would be recalled that since November 2021, water has become a scarce commodity in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis (STMA) and the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipality (EKMA).
This became serious that the GWCL began to ration water as the residents demanded a time table for the ration.
The situation was attributed to the low level of water in the Inchaban Dam and the Daboase river which are the main sources of raw water for the treatment plant due to the dry season.
It was observed that usually during the dry season the raw water source goes down because it does not rain and there was no fresh water into the river basin at Daboase which was processed at the Dam site at Inchaban, so day-by-day the levels go down, hence the scarcity around such time.
The hope to see water flowing through the taps of residents was in the rainy season when there was water in the river basin; however, this hope has been dashed as water remains scarce in the Metropolis.