GWCL to shutdown pipelines of Tema and it’s environs

Ghana Water Company Limited has announced in a statement, a “no water” for some areas from Thursday, April 22 to Monday, April 26, 2021 to enable officials replace some damaged pipelines.

“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 Thursday, April 22. 

“GWCL engineers will be replacing two hundred meters(200m) of a weak 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,” the GWCL said in a statement.

Areas to be affected include Afienya, Apollonia, Gbetsele, Ashaiman, Katamanso, Kakasunanka, Adjei Kojo, East Legon Trasacco, 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.

Measures which have been put in place by GWCL to control this disturbing situation include,

The Government’s 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.

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