Residents In Hardwood Community Cry For Safe Drinking Water

From E. Varney Kamah

Hundreds of residents residing in the Hardwood number one community, Harper district #1, Maryland County are said to be fetching drinking water from unhygienic creeks as a result of the lack of safe drinking water, making an appeal to the central government and other humanitarian organizations to rapidly come to their rescue.

The residents speaking to the GNN said, “We are actually finding it difficult to get safe drinking water because most of our pumps are not functioning properly, for this reason many of us are forced to fetch in creeks water for drinking purposes”, said.

One of the Chief elders identified as Victor Chea Speaking to our Correspondent in Maryland County said they have been drinking the creek water for a long time now. He further disclosed that all the two pumps in the area are all spoiled that which making them to drink from the creek.

“We are finding it difficult to get safe drinking water because our pumps are all not working, Our lawmakers don’t even care whether we have safe drinking water or not but all they want from us is to vote for them doing elections period, but I can assure you if things not work out for us definitely we might take part in the upcoming elections. Elder Victor Chea narrated.

Some residents residing in Hard -Wood number one 1 noted that due to the lack of safe drinking water many of them can experienced running stomach daily. The town is located at the check– point near Harper City before the main Campus of Williams V.S Tubman University.

Contaminated water and poor sanitation are linked to transmission of diseases such as cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio. Absent, inadequate, or inappropriately managed water and sanitation services expose individuals to preventable health risks. This is particularly the case in health care facilities where both patients and staff are placed at additional risk of infection and disease when water, sanitation and hygiene services are lacking.

Diarrhea is the most widely known disease linked to contaminated food and water but there are other hazards. Waterborne diseases are easily transmitted when you use contaminated water for various purposes like drinking, making ice, washing uncooked fruits and vegetables, and cleaning. Because of this, you must know the different diseases and the level of danger they pose.

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