The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has served notice of an interruption in water supply to parts of Greater Accra Region effective Thursday, April 22, to Monday, April 26, 2021.
This is to allow some works on the replacement of a damaged transmission pipeline between Kpong and Tema.
“The Manageament 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 Thursday the 22nd to Monday the 26th of April 2021.”
“GWCL engineer will be replacing two hundred meters (200m) of a week session of the main 42-inch transmission pipeline from Kpong to Tema, around Gbetsele junction, which is causing GWCL to lose several volumes of water daily and consequently having a serious impact on the volumes available for consumption,” a statement from the GWCL said.
The areas to be affected include, Afienya, Apallonia, Gbetsele, Ashaiman, Katamanso, Kakasunanka, Adjei Kojo, East Legon, Trasaco.
The rest are, all the communities in Tema (Community 1 to 25), Free Zones enclave, Tema Industrial Area, Dawhenya, Prampram, Spintex Road, Batsonaa, Coca Cola, Kasapreko, Manet, Lashibi, Klagon, Sakumono and surrounding communities.
Arrangements to serve the affected areas:
The Government’s COVID-19 free water reserviors 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.
GWCL thus entreated consumers to store enough water for consumption.