The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has announced that there will be an interruption of water supply to the eastern part of the Greater Accra region between September 14 and September 20, 2020.
In a statement, the GWCL said the interruption is to enable its engineers to replace close to two kilometres of weak transmission pipe-lines from Kpong to Tema.
Areas which will be affected by the interruption include Afienya, Apollonia, Gbetsele, Ashaiman, Katamanso, Kakasunanka, AdjeiKojo, East Legon, Trassaco, and all the communities in Tema (Community 1 to 25).
The others are Free Zones enclave, Tema Industrial Area, Dawhenya, Prampram, Spintex Road, Batsonaa, Coca Cola, Kasapreko, Manet, Lashibi, Klagon, Sakumono, and surrounding communities.
The statement further urged consumers, especially in the eastern part of Accra to store enough water for consumption during the period of the shut-down.
“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 Monday the 14th to Saturday the 20th of September, 2020,” the statement said.
“GWCL Engineers will be replacing close to 2 kilometres of a weak session of the main 42-inch diameter transmission pipe-line from Kpong to Tema, which is causing GWCL to lose several volumes of water on daily basis and consequently having a serious impact on the volumes available for consumption”.
Meanwhile, the GWCL says it has put in place measures including the provision of free water reservoirs to serve the affected areas.
Additionally, “essential service providers like the hospitals and schools will also be served with water tankers”.