Over 500,000 People in Need
Before Safe Water Network began working with community leaders in Dzemeni, a rural market center and fishing town along the shores of Lake Volta, many people drank from and bathed in lake water, rampant with parasites and diarrhea-causing bacteria. Others purchased water that varied in quality from private well operators or traders who delivered it by tanker truck, handcart or sachet. Today, the Dzemeni Safe Water Station is one of our most successful and acts as a base, along with two other Safe Water Stations in the area in the communities of Akateng and Aveme, for our three-year expansion program now underway.
At a Glance
Country: 
Ghana
Total Access: 
32,700
Total Stations: 
14
Metrics Last Updated: 
Thursday, February 25, 2016
13
10
2015 GOAL
TOTAL
Communities

Key Sustainability Targets

Updated October 2014

Operational

Plant Downtime

TargetStations Meeting Target
<5%5

Financial

Operating Margin

TargetStations Meeting Target
>25%3

Consumer

Household Registration

TargetStations Meeting Target
>75%2

Environmental

Sustainable Source Water

TargetStations Meeting Target
Yes4

85% of Dzemeni’s 1,000 households have adopted the use of safe water, resulting in improved community health as well as sufficient revenue to keep the Safe Water Station operating and maintained properly.