The Adansi North District has had 57.4% of its perennial water problems solved, however considering the population of some of the communities like; Fumso, Fomena, Dompoase, Akrokerri, Anhwiaso etc; these communities need to have Small Town Water Supply Project yet they are being served with boreholes, which is inadequate.
Fomena has a small Town pumping station which provides potable water to the people. But this facility is old and often breaks down thereby denying the people of potable water. Besides, the running cost of the facility makes it uneconomical to manage.
KFW (RWSP IV)
Under the Rural Water Supply Project IV the district benefited from the construction of 91 number boreholes in 42 selected communities. The project had improved water supply situation in the district tremendously.
Under this project the district is benefitting from 25 number additional boreholes to be distributed in 17 selected communities. Sitting had been completed and drilling would soon commence. After completion, the total number of boreholes under RWSP1V to 116 boreholes in 59 communities.
SMALL TOWN WATER SUPPLY PROJECT
Major settlements in the district like to Fumso, Fomena and Dompoase now have access to potable water under the Small Town Water Supply Project (STWSP). Akrokerri, Bodwesango and Anhwiaso are being considered for similar intervention.
Below are the statistics of the stand pipes in the beneficiary communities:
· Dompoase 13
· Fumso 8
· Fomena, Kusa and New Ayaase had 14
Key Development Problems
· Difficulty in accessing the facility due to distance
· Poor maintenance culture of water facilities
· Inability of the community to pay the matching fund
· Ineffective WATSANS and Water Boards
SANITATION SITUATION (WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM)
LIQUID AND SOLID WASTE
i) LIQUID WASTE
There are about 35 public latrines serving the population of 120,000 in the district. This is woefully inadequate; there is therefore the need to construct about 101 new public latrines in the district in order to improve the sanitation situation in the district.
Fortunately, the district will soon be provided with 200 House – Hold latrine facilities by KFW in the RWSP IV. When this is done, the sanitation situation in the district would improve significantly.
ii) SOLID WASTE
This area was also a big challenge to the district in terms of its management. There were piles of refuse throughout the district especially in the bigger communities like. Dompoase, Akrokerri, Fomena, Asokwa, Fumso etc.
Presumably, the volume of refuse estimated was about15 tonnes. Interestingly, the district was able to carry out with refuse evacuation exercise in December, 2013 in 10 communities and about 8 tonnes of refuse were evacuated on 15 heaped refuse dumps and this has reduced the volume to 7 tonnes.
A land was acquired through the assistance of the FOMENA TRADITIONAL COUNCIL to serve as a final disposal site for only dry waste.
Key Development Problems
· Inadequate toilet facilities and sanitary facilities
· Indiscriminate defecation and throwing of refuse
· Non-acceptance of communities on modern toilet faculties.
The District can only boast of very limited drainage system, located in some few communities like: Akrokerri, Bobriase, Dompoase, Brofoyedru and Fomena. With the absence of these systems, erosions are formed and finally created gulleys in-between houses. The poor drainage system at Akrokerri for example has created an unpleasant environmental situation to the detriment of the health of the people. Poor drainage system can cause the following:
Disease(s) out break
Damage to property (eg. Premises)
It is therefore the responsibility of the District Assembly to construct more drains in order to alleviate some of these disasters.
Date Created : 6/26/2019 4:38:58 AM