GWCL announces 30 areas in Accra to go four days without water
The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has announced the interruption in the water supply to the western part of the Greater Accra Region from September 13 to September 17, 2021.
The four-day exercise would affect places like Weija, Gbawe, Kasoa, Mallam, Sakaman, Odorkor, Dansoman, Mamprobi, Agege, Korle-Gorno, Korle-Bu, Laterbiokorshie, Mataheko and North Industrial Area.
Other areas that would be affected are Kaneshie, Awudome Estates, North Kaneshie, Abeka La Paz, Quarshieman, Anyaa, Santa Maria, Ablekuma, Alhaji, Tabora, Tesano, Dome, Taifa, Achimota and surrounding communities.
A statement issued by the company indicated that engineers are scheduled to fix some faulty valves on the main 900 mm transmission pipelines, which impedes water flow and causes serious challenges in the distribution lines hence the temporal disruption of water supply to the areas listed.
The period would also be used to address leakages within the supply area, causing the GWCL to lose several volumes of water daily and, consequently, have 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,” the statement noted.
Therefore, the company has urged individuals in Accra, “especially consumers in the western part of the metropolis, to store enough water for consumption during the period of the shut-down.”
The company has assured that water supply would resume immediately after the repair works are completed, adding that it has put in place measures to serve the affected areas.
GWCL has also indicated that the government’s Covid-19 free water reservoirs would be filled with water tankers to enable consumers to fetch for free, noting that essential service providers like the hospitals and schools will also be served with water tankers.
GWCL to cut water supply to Eastern part of Accra
A similar exercise was embarked on by the GWCL in the eastern part of the Greater Accra Region about five months ago, also spanning four days.
The exercise was done to replace a 200-metre weak session of the company’s main 42-inch transmission pipeline from Kpong to Tema.
The affected areas included Afienya, Apollonia, Gbetsele, Ashaiman, Katamanso, Kakasunanka, Adjei Kojo, East Legon Trasaco, Tema Communities 1 to 25, Free Zones enclave.
The Tema Industrial Area, Dawhenya, Prampram, Spintex Road, Batsonaa, Coca-Cola, Kasapreko, Manet, Lashibi, Klagon, Sakumono, and the surrounding communities were also affected by the cut in the water supply.