29. September 2022

Bagre Dam spillage: GWCL to shutdown plant in Northern region
Ghana Water Company Limited

Ghana Water Company Limited

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) says it may soon halt its operations in Tamale and its environs in the Northern Region due to excess water from the spillage of the Bagre dam.

The company in a statement said the action is to protect “its equipment and installations” because the level of intake of water in its dam must not exceed 36 feet but as at Tuesday, 20 September it was at 30.40 feet in addition to the Bagre Dam spillage.

It said any operation beyond the maximum operating feet will put the facility in jeopardy.

The spillage of the Bagre dam from neighbouring Burkina Faso which is an annual exercise to prevent any breakage of the dam’s banks results in flooding in low-lying communities, destruction to crops, livestock and sometimes loss of lives in Burkina Faso and Ghana.

Thirty-five communities along the White Volta in the Bawku Municipality, Bawku West, Garu, Binduri, Nabdam and Talensi districts are the hard-hit areas.

The GWCL has advised the residents in Tamale and its environs to store enough water and conserve water during its period.



Source: Classfmonline.com