Water and Sanitation

Access to potable water improves the health status of the people, saves time for other productive activities especially for women, and enhances school attendance particularly for the girl child.  Available safe water sources are pipe borne (Techiman) mechanized boreholes, 21 small town pipe systems and 1126 boreholes,  serving about 70% of the total population.  The Ghana Water Company Limited operates in only Techiman, the Regional capital and serves other smaller surrounding settlements under different head works (water system).

The Rural water coverage of the Region stands at 61.3% as compared with 60.1 for the Greater Accra, 60.7% for Upper East Region and 72.9% for Ashanti Region (CWSA 2014).

Eight (8) Districts have water coverage below the regional average of 61.3% They are Kintampo South, Nkoranza South Municipal, Pru East, Pru West, Nkoranza North, Sene East, Techiman Municipal and Techiman North.

A detailed statistics on potable water supply coverage for the various Districts in the Bono East Region has been compiled by the Community Water and Sanitation Agency, see table 6 below:

Table 6: District potable water statistics for Bono East Region, 2014

Source: CWSA 2014

Date Created : 8/18/2023 12:00:00 AM