Sachet water found to contain faecal matter

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According to the 2021 population and housing census, about 37 per cent of the 8.3 million households in Ghana consume packaged sachet water as the main source of drinking water.

The figure represents a quadruple increase from 9 per cent in 2010.

Greater Accra Region ranked the highest in the use of sachet water for drinking while the North East Region was the lowest.

However, the Ghana Statistical Service is worried that the figure poses a public threat as a number of water sachets have been found to contain faecal matter.

Assistant chief statistician with the Ghana Statistical service Dr Peter Takyi Peprah speaking at a stakeholders engagement in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector said the situation should be looked at.

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