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2008 IESS - The Effects Of Multiple Water Use On Water Quality Of The Ashaiman Irrigation Dam

Research has indicated that, irrigation schemes which are established purposely for irrigation of crops turn out to be a multipurpose facility rather than their intended purpose. Some of these uses turn to conflict with the primary purpose there by, sometimes reducing the quality and/ or quantity of the water downstream. Studies in Kumasi and Accra on the quality of urban and peri-urban waters used for irrigation of vegetables revealed that these urban waters were highly polluted especially with faecal coliforms.

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