GWCL to spill excess water from Weija dam

Source The Ghana Report

The management of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has announced to the public, especially those living downstream of the Weija Dam, that it will begin spillage of excess water from the dam any time soon.

A statement by the GWCL said the water levels had risen to 46ft, 1ft below the maximum safe operating level of 47ft as of Friday, April 28, 2023.

It added that the dam levels are monitored on an hourly basis and the GWCL will not hesitate to open the spill gates, should the level go above 46.5ft, so as not to compromise the integrity of the dam and to avert any disaster.

Management of the GWCL is, therefore, sending a word of caution to the residents downstream to evacuate the area to forestall any eventuality.

The communities likely to be affected are Tetegu, Oblogo, Pambros Salt, Lower McCarthy Hill, Lower Weija, Bojo Beach, Adakope, and surrounding communities.

Meanwhile, the Municipal Assembly has also been directed to desilt the estuary and clear heaps of refuse along the river to enable easy flow of the water into the sea to minimise flooding.

“The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), National Security, Chiefs of Weija, Ogblogo, Tetegu, Weija, Gbawe, opinion leaders and all stakeholders including institutions and organizations who have properties downstream have been informed of the development and current situation at the dam.

“Management of GWCL expects that the public will be supportive in this exercise to avoid a reoccurrence of the disaster that has occurred in the past,” the statement said.


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