Community members in Tuakwa, located in Abura District, rely primarily on farming, arts and crafts, 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 of Tuakwa have a few water systems that feed the community aside from the new standpipe. Community members have access to a well, a creek and a borehole, however, these systems are around 25 years old and some of them need fixing or improvements. Tuakwa has a water committee with 11 members.
Water System Solution
The Ghana Water Company is in charge of water distribution and treatment in Tuakwa’s region. In 2021, Global Brigades worked with the GWC to modify and expand its distribution infrastructure to get treated water to strategic points within Tuakwa where 1 standpipe was built and finished in 2022. This standpipe gives the 2,045 community members living in Tuakwa, access to clean potable water, and meets 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.
Water Project Stages
All stages of this water project have been completed.