Community members in Immuna, located in the Ekumfi District, rely primarily on farming, fishing, and trading to make a living. One of the major challenges for the development of their community was the lack of access to clean, sufficient, drinking water. The community got their water for daily activities from a creek but it was far from the community, therefore, community members, mostly women and children, were forced to make numerous trips per day if they wanted to retrieve and carry water back to their homes.
Water System Solution
The Ghana Water Company is in charge of water distribution and treatment in the region where Immuna is located. In 2019, Global Brigades worked with the GWC to modify and expand its distribution infrastructure to get treated water to strategic points within Immuna where 4 standpipes were built. These standpipes give the 2,400 community members living in Immuna, access to clean potable water, and meet the standards of the World Health Organization. By placing them in areas near the population, families spend less time and energy retrieving water for use in their homes. In addition to the standpipes, GB volunteers worked with community members to install rainwater harvesting units in homes and at the community’s school.
Water Project Stages
All stages of this water project have been completed.