Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) management announced that there will be an interruption in the water supply to the eastern part of the Greater Accra region.
In a press release, GWCL said they are replacing the “200 meters of poor circulation of the 42-inch main transmission pipeline from Kpong to Tema, about Gbetsele Junction.”
They explained that this would lead to the company losing many quantities of water daily and thus have a serious impact on the quantities available for consumption.
The discontinuation will start from Thursday April 22 to Monday April 26.
Affected areas include Afienya, Apollonia, Gbetsele, Ashaiman, Katamanso, Kakasunanka, Adjei Kojo, East Legon Trasaco, all communities in Tema (Community 1 to 25) and Jeep Free Zones.
The list of affected areas also includes the Tema Industrial Zone, Dohenia, Prampram, Spentex Road, Batsuna, Coca-Cola, Casaprico, Manet, Lashibi, Calgon, Saakomono, and surrounding communities.
“As a result, the administration is urging consumers in Accra, especially consumers in the eastern part of the capital, to store enough water for consumption during the lockdown period,” read part of the statement.
GWCL assured the affected population that the equipment, logistics and personnel needed for the project have been secured.
Thus, the company is expected to remain on schedule in the implementation of its plan, while preventing any unforeseen impasse, adding that the water supply will be resumed upon completion of the project.
Meanwhile, the company said it has taken measures to service the affected areas so that the effect is not reversible.
“Governmental COVID-19 free water tanks will continue to be filled with water tanks to enable consumers to bring it free of charge. Essential service providers such as hospitals and schools will also be provided with water tanks. Most importantly, consumers must / should store water before the closure to limit the impact of the shutdown. ”
“GWCL management deeply regrets the inconvenience that the outage may cause, but appeals to consumers to stand up to the situation as the aim of the project is to improve services provided to the public.