The Ghana Water Company Ltd has warned that it could cease operations in areas affected by galamsey if the cost of treating water becomes economically unsustainable.
GWCL has complained for years about the adverse effects galamsey has on the raw materials and cost of production.
Communications Director, Stanley Martey said, illegal mining continues to thrive and if nothing is done to curb the menace, the company will revise its operational procedure.
He said “Beyond a certain level of turbidity, the water is rendered untreatable. At that point, we will shut down.”
“The pollution of the river bodies is affecting the entire country and is affecting us as individuals and is also affecting us as a company.”
Mr. Martey has thus called on the nation to intensify the fight against Galamsey
“It is for us collectively to fight the menace or else it will have an impact not only on the Ghana Water Company Limited but on the entire nation.”