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EPA advises Ghanaians against excessive tiling of their houses to check flooding

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a warning to Ghanaians, urging them to limit the use of tiles and cement in their compounds to prevent flooding. 

The agency points out that the common practice of tiling or cementing outdoor spaces is a key contributor to flash floods and lower groundwater levels, as it hinders the natural absorption of rainwater.

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At a climate change adaptation event, Mr. Kwadwo Opoku Mensah, speaking with the media, stressed the importance of a balanced approach to home landscaping. 

He recommended combining permeable materials like green grass and paving with harder surfaces to promote rainwater absorption, which would help replenish groundwater reserves and mitigate flooding.

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Despite existing regulations by the Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority to curb excessive tiling and cementing, compliance remains low among property owners.

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