Store enough water for consumption – Ghana Water Company tells residents in some parts of Accra over shutdown

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has announced a shutdown in some parts of the Greater Accra Region.

They announced in a statement Ghananewspost.com has come across 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 September, 2021.

According to them, the shutdown will enable the Engineers of GWCL to replace some faulty valves on the main 900mm transmission pipelines, which obstructs water flow and causes serious challenges in the distribution lines.

The company lost several volumes of water daily and consequently having a serious impact on the volumes available for consumption.

“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
surrounding communities

“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.”

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