There are only 350,000 domestic connections for the roughly seven million people in Ghana with access to drinking water.
A high % of urban consumers depend on water tankers for their drinking water supply.
The sector is regulated by the PURC whose key tasks include:
protecting the interest of consumers and providers of utility services
promoting fair competition among public utilities
receiving and investigating complaints and settling disputes between consumers and the public utility
Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) is responsible for the production of potable water in Ghana
Aqua Vitens Rand Limited (a joint Dutch and South African company) is responsible for the distribution and management of GWCL.
Aqua Vitens has recently come under fire due to the acute water shortage in the Accra-Tema areas and other parts of the country.