At least 30 communities will be affected by an interruption in water supply in the western part of the Greater Accra Region from 13th to 17th September 2021, the Ghana Water Company Limited has announced.
The Management of the GWCL in a statement said its engineers will be replacing some faulty valves on the main 900 mm transmission pipelines, which impedes water flow and causes serious challenges in the distribution lines.
The statement added that there are some leakages also within the supply area, causing GWCL to lose several volumes of water daily and consequently having a serious impact on the volumes available for consumption.
"GWCL engineers will also take advantage of the shutdown to install some electromagnetic meters at the Weija Treatment Plant which will help in the company’s drive to reduce Non-Revenue Water," the statement said.
"Management is as a result entreating consumers in Accra, especially consumers in the western part of the metropolis to store enough water for consumption during the period of the shut-down".
The areas envisaged to be hard hit include; Weija, Gbawe, Bortianor, Kokrobite, Kasoa, Mallam, Sakaman, Odorkor, Dansoman, Mamprobi, Agege, Korle-Gorno, Korle-Bu, Laterbiokorshie, Mataheko, North Industrial Area, Kaneshie, Awudome Estates, North Kaneshie, Abeka La Paz, Kwashieman, Anyaa, Santa Maria, Ablekuma, Alhaji, Tabora, Tesano, Dome, Taifa, Achimota and surrounding communities.
"Management of GWCL wishes to assure the general public, that the necessary equipment, logistics and personnel required to execute the project have been secured and as a result, consumers are assured that, barring any unforeseen predicament, the project must be completed on schedule," the statement said.
"The public is also assured, that supply will resume immediately the repair works are completed. Meanwhile, the company says it has put in place measures to serve the affected areas so the impact will not be severe".