GWCL announces 5-day water cut to Accra, Tema

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has announced a five-day disruption to the water supply in parts of Accra and the whole of Tema. 

The move, according to the company, is to allow them officially replace some damaged pipelines.

The five-day exercise will commence on Thursday, April 22, and is expected to end on Monday, April 26, 2021.

“GWCL engineers will be replacing two hundred meters(200m) of a weak session of the main 42-inch transmission pipeline from Kpong to Tema, around Gbetsele junction, which is causing GWCL to lose several volumes of water daily and consequently having a serious impact on the volumes available for consumption,” the GWCL said in a statement.

Areas to be affected include Afienya, Apollonia, Gbetsele, Ashaiman, Katamanso, Kakasunanka, Adjei Kojo, East Legon Trasaco.

The others are all communities in Tema (Community 1 to 25), Free Zones enclave, Tema Industrial Area, Dawhenya, Prampram, Spintex Road, Batsonaa, Coca Cola, Kasapreko, Manet, Lashibi, Klagon, Sakumono, and surrounding communities.

GWCL however, says measures have been put in place to ameliorate the situation.

These include:

  • The government’s COVID-19 free water reservoirs will still be filled with water tankers to enable consumers to 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.

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