Over 500,000 people in need
The Greater Accra area is located along the Gulf of Guinea and includes the district of Ga West. Ga West was once almost entirely rural, but the growth of the country’s capitol has resulted in a significant population increase, posing infrastructure and resource challenges, including access to safe water. The densely populated towns of Ga West have additionally resulted in significant pollution of available surface water with microbial contaminants. Although there are many obstacles to overcome, Safe Water Network’s approach is well suited for densely populated areas; the potential pool of consumers provides locally operated Safe Water Stations with a significant customer base, which keeps the price of water at an affordable rate.
At a Glance
Country: 
Ghana
Total Access: 
62,500
Total Stations: 
12
Metrics Last Updated: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017
5
4
2015 GOAL
TOTAL
Communities

Key Sustainability Targets

Updated October 2014

Operational

Plant Downtime

TargetStations Meeting Target
<5%4

Financial

Operating Margin

TargetStations Meeting Target
>25%3

Consumer

Household Registration

TargetStations Meeting Target
>75%1

Environmental

Sustainable Source Water

TargetStations Meeting Target
Yes4

Expanded distribution via remote kiosks in Pokuase doubled revenues almost immediately because convenience is a key driver to safe water adoption.

Transforming Lives in Greater Accra

Learning the trade of operating a Safe Water Station

Safe Water Network is training Eddie Appiah to handle the plumbing aspects of constructing a Safe Water Station.

Banku, Palm Nut Soup & Safe Water

Ama Amponsah, entrepreneur and chef, knows the value of safe water.