The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has announced that there will be water supply interruption in parts of Accra next week.
In a release, the company said the affected areas will be in the Eastern half of Accra and that the interruption is to enable the GWCL to undertake crucial repair works on waterlines to the area.
“The Management of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), wishes to inform the general public, that there will be an interruption of water supply to the eastern part of the Greater Accra Region from Monday the 14th to Saturday the 20th of September, 2020. GWCL Engineers will be replacing close to 2 kilometres of a weak session of the main 42-inch diameter transmission pipeline from Kpong to Tema, which is causing GWCL to lose several volumes of water on daily basis and consequently having a serious impact on the volumes available for consumption,” GWCL said.
“Management is as a result of entreating consumers in Accra, especially consumers in the eastern part of the metropolis to store enough water for consumption during the period of the shut-down,” a release signed by Stanley Martey, PRO for the GWCL said.
Meanwhile, the GWCL is saying mitigating measures have already been worked out for the affected areas. “The Governments 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, the release said.