The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) is expected to release a schedule for water rationing as the dry season hits hard.
The company said its raw water sources had been badly affected.
Hence “all District Offices have been requested to announce to customers on days when water will be flowing, so customers can store some water.
The release said the erratic water flow was being addressed after consumers in the Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Western, and the Northern Regions complained of inadequate water.
The release signed by the GWCL Head of Public Relations and Communications, Stanley Martey, said, “everything possible is being done to ameliorate the situation.”
The GWCL was concerned the situation has been “compounded by activities of illegal alluvial mining, popularly known as galamsey and we wish to assure the general public that, the company, together with the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, are working assiduously to improve on water delivery in the country.”
Consequently, the GWCL has advised the public to:
- Cease indiscriminate watering of lawns with treated water.
- Moderate the use of treated water for car washing by resorting to the use of buckets, instead of hosing.
- Shut all taps when not in use.
- Repair all leakages in your homes, like overflowing reservoirs and dripping taps, valves, etc. (the little drops also swell your water bills.)
- Report all burst pipes and leakages immediately to the nearest GWCL district offices, Customer Service centres, and Fault Offices. You can also send google GPS locations, pictures, and videos of the burst on the GWCL WhatsApp lines 0555123393, 0555155524, (WhatsApp information only and not calls).
- Report all persons engaged in illegal connections, by-passes, and all malpractices against GWCL.