The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has urged customers in the eastern part of Accra to store water ahead of the company’s scheduled rehabilitation of the main transmission pipeline from the Kpong Water Treatment Plant.
A statement issued by the company said there would be an interruption of water supply from the plant to the eastern part of Accra from Sunday, September 24, to Thursday, September 28, 2023.
The water supply will be shut off to allow GWCL engineers to replace the main 42-inch transmission pipeline, which bursts frequently due to high volumes and pressure in the pipeline, causing the company to lose a significant amount of water and revenue.
The statement said the rehabilitation works involved in changing the pipeline were capital intensive; therefore, “Management has resolved to change the weak portions of the line to reduce cost and to maintain the integrity of the transmission pipeline.
The statement added that the repair work will also reduce the inconvenience of frequent interruptions of supply to customers and ensure the long-term reliability of the water supply.
Areas to be affected include Gbetsile, Afienya, Zenu, Prampram, Mataheko, Katamanso, Dawhenya, Sakumono, Batsonaa, Klagon, Tema Township, Adjei Kojo, Borteyman, Santeo and surrounding areas.
The GWCL therefore asked customers in the affected areas to store enough water during the periods.
It also assured customers that the water supply would resume as soon as the work was completed.