Groundwater as source of rural water supply in Ghana

  • P. Gyau-Boakye Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - Water Research Institute (CSIR - WRI), P.O. Box M 32, Accra, Ghana.
  • S. Dapaah-Siakwan Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - Water Research Institute (CSIR - WRI), P.O. Box M 32, Accra, Ghana.

Abstract



The exploitation of groundwater for water supply needs of many rural communities in Africa has been on the increase in the last decade. The emphasis or reliance on groundwater supplies for rural communities stems from the fact that groundwater sourcing is not only feasible but also the most economic source of potable water. The groundwater potential of the various geologic formations in Ghana and the water quality have been assessed to meet the rural water supply needs.

Journal of Applied Science and Technology (JAST) , Vol. 5, Nos. 1 & 2, 2000, pp. 77 - 86
Published
2004-05-17
Section
Articles

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