Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Photo of the week September 18th, 2013

Work on the new water treatment plant at Kpong is moving ahead, and the new inlet station, on the banks of the Volta, is nearing completion. Here we can see the existing pumping station to the left and the new station to the right. It is physically much larger, standing as a symbol of hope for fresh, clean water supplies to so many people in the communities around Tema and Accra. The project is expected to increase supply by more than 40 million gallons of water per day before the end of 2014. It is important to remember that so many people in our country are very far from receiving piped water, and must rely on more traditional methods of water sourcing, collection, transport and purification. Water borne diseases are a major challenge for development. It is good to see progress being made - yet we must remember that there is so much more to be done! Photo courtesy of Medicine on the Move

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