The Management of Ghana Water Company limited (GWCL), has said in spite of plans to cut water supply to parts of Accra, the Governments covid-19 free water reservoirs will still be filled with water tankers to enable consumers fetch for free.
The GWCL has told the general Public, that there will be an interruption of water supply to the western part of the Greater Accra Region from Monday the 13th to Friday the 17th of Sept., 2021.
A statement said engineers will be replacing some faulty valves on the main 900mm transmission pipe lines, which impedes water flow and causes serious challenges in the distribution lines.
There are some leakages also within the supply area, causing GWCL to lose several volumes of water daily and consequently having
a serious impact on the volumes available for consumption, the statement added.
“GWCL engineers will also take advantage of the shutdown to install some electromagnetic meters at the Weija Treatment Plant which will help in the company’s drive to reduce Non-Revenue Water.
“Management is as a result entreating consumers in Accra, especially consumers in the western part of the metropolis to store enough water for consumption during the period of the shutdown.”
The areas envisaged to be hard hit include; Weija, Gbawe, Kasoa, Mallam, Sakaman, Odorkor, Dansoman, Mamprobi, Agege, Korle-Gorno, Korle-Bu, Laterbiokorshie, Mataheko, North Industrial Area, Kaneshie, Awudome Estates, North Kaneshie, Abeka La Paz, Quarshieman, Anyaa, Santa Maria, Ablekuma, Alhaji, Tabora, Tesano, Dome, Taifa, Achimota and
Management of GWCL, wishes to assure the general public, that the necessary equipment, logistics and personnel required to execute the project have been secured and as a result, consumers are assured that, barring any unforeseen predicament, the project must be completed on schedule.
“The public is also assured, that supply will resume immediately the repair works are completed. Meanwhile, the company has put in place measures to serve the affected areas so the impact will not be severe,” the statement further said.
“Hence; the Governments covid-19 free water reservoirs will still be filled with water tankers to enable consumers fetch for free.
“Essential service providers like the hospitals and schools will also be served with water tankers. Most importantly, consumers should/must store water ahead of the shutdown to reduce the impact of the shutdown. Management of the GWCL deeply regrets the inconvenience that the interruption will cause but pleads with consumers to bear with the situation since the repair works are meant at improving on services to the public.”