GWCL operates at full capacity
The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) says majority of its water treatment plants across the country are producing water at full capacity.
According to the Director of Communications at the GWCL, The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) says
According to the Director of Communications at the GWCL,
In an interview with the Daily Graphic in Accra yesterday,
He stated that the company also served 550,654 customers in all urban areas, which translated into
The GWCL should produce
He explained that the company was partnering other agencies to bridge the gap between the demand for and supply of water across the country.
“In Accra, we don’t have a problem with water, since the Kpong and Weija water treatment plants are both producing at full capacity,” he explained.
He said four treatment plants which were shut down last year as a result of the high turbidity of the Birim River and River Annu were currently operational.
At the height of the
He said the treatment plants in Konongo, Kyebi, Bunso and Anyinam which were among those heavily affected were all back in operation.
“After the implementation of Operation Vanguard, the water situation has improved, so we put all the treatment plants back into operation and they are all producing quality water,” he said.
He said the low turbidity of the Birim River, although not stable, had the water treatment plants producing quality water.
“The turbidity of the Birim River is on and off. We believe that some
Asked whether the country was to experience intermittent water supply any time soon,
He, however, expressed concern about the effects small-scale mining could have on the water
He added that effluent from industries, sand winning, the indiscriminate dumping of refuse into water bodies and fishing and farming activities along river bodies also contributed to the pollution of the water bodies.
He, therefore, asked industries and persons engaged in such activities to stop to enable the treatment plants to continue to produce enough water for everybody.
Teshie Water Desalination Plant
He explained that the Teshie treatment plant was first put out of operation on January 1,
He said the plant was later opened during that year but had to be closed down again.
“We are nearing conclusion on the negotiations and when we are done we will make the outcome known to the public and then request that the plant
He said the GWCL had plans for building new treatment plants and expand existing ones to improve access to water across the country.
“The GWCL and the government have
“Working towards the vision, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will, next week, cut the sod for the construction of a water treatment plant in Navrongo to improve water production in the area,”
Meanwhile, workers of the Public Utility Workers Union (
The workers described the water supply agreement with Messrs Befessa as “a needless intervention”, saying the GWCL had been paying debts with money that should have been used to build the capacity of the workers and improve equipment for operations.
A petition signed by the
“Again, the GWCL is obliged to pay the electricity bills of the desalination plant, which stands at an average of GH¢3 million per month (for 2017).
“The desalination plant was a needless intervention.
However, political influence was brought to bear on the GWCL to ensure the construction of the plant,” it added.
The petition further stated that the plant, estimated to cost $126 million, was to produce 60,000 cubic
compared to the Kpong Water Supply Expansion Project estimated at $273 million with funding from the government and China Exim Bank to produce 200,000 m3 daily.
The Deputy General Secretary of the Public Utility Workers Union of Ghana,
He said the country could do without the desalination plant because already the GWCL was constructing a designated line from Kpong to serve Teshie-Nungua and its environs.
“Management is constructing a designated line from Kpong which is about 95
Four water treatment plants were shut down last year due to
They were the Konongo, Kyebi, Bunso
Source: Graphic online