The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has announced a temporary interruption in water supply to several areas in the eastern part of Accra.
The interruption is expected to start from from Sunday, September 24, to Thursday, September, 28, 2023.
This suspension is part of GWCL’s extensive efforts to rehabilitate the main transmission pipeline running from the Kpong Treatment Plant.
In April 2021, GWCL informed the public of the vulnerability of the main 42-inch transmission pipeline, which had been frequently compromised due to high volumes and pressure, resulting in substantial water loss and revenue depletion for the company.
The pipeline rehabilitation project is deemed capital-intensive. To minimize costs and ensure the long-term integrity of the transmission pipeline, GWCL has made the decision to replace the weak sections of the line.
This endeavor aims to alleviate the inconvenience caused by frequent water supply interruptions to customers and to guarantee a sustained and reliable water supply in the future.
The affected areas include Gbetsile, Afienya, Zenu, Prampram, Mataheko, Katamanso, Dawhenya, Sakumono, Batsonaa, Klagon, Tema Township, Adjei Kojo, Borteyman, Santeo, and their surrounding areas.
In light of this interruption, GWCL urged residents and businesses in these affected areas to store adequate supply of water.
The statement reassured its customers that water supply will be promptly restored upon the completion of the pipeline rehabilitation.
The inconvenience caused during this period is deeply regretted by the company.