The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) management informed the public that the water supply from the Kpong water treatment plant will be disrupted beginning on September 24.
This will help the company refurbish the major transmission pipeline that runs from the Kpong treatment plant to the eastern part of the capital.
The disruption will occur from Sunday, September 24, to Thursday, September 28, 2023, according to a statement from the company, which was obtained by 1Family Radio.
Read the full statement below.
“As part of efforts to rehabilitate the main transmission pipeline from the Kpong Treatment Plant to the eastern part of Accra, the Management of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) wishes to bring to the notice of the public, especially our valued customers being served by the Kpong Treatment Plant, that there will be an interruption in water supply from Sunday, September 24th, to Thursday, September 28th, 2023, to enable engineers of GWCL to work on the transmission pipeline.
In April 2021, the GWCL announced to the public that the main 42-inch transmission pipeline was weak and, as a result, gave way frequently due to the high volumes and pressure in the pipeline, thereby making the company lose a lot of water and revenue.
The work involved in changing the pipeline is 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. This 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:
The areas that will be affected by this exercise include Gbetsile, Afienya, Zenu, Prampram, Mataheko, Katamanso, Dawhenya, Sakumono, Batsonaa, Klagon, Tema Township, Adjei Kojo, Borteyman, Santeo, and surrounding areas.
Management is therefore entreating customers in the above-stated areas to store enough water during the period in which the works will be carried out. The public and essential service providers are encouraged to contact the following numbers for inquiries and alternative supply: 0800 40000 (toll-free on Vodafone lines), 0302 2218240, 0207 385089, 0207 385090, and via WhatsApp lines: 0555123393 and 0555155524.
Management also assures customers that water supply will resume as soon as the works are completed. The inconvenience this may cause is deeply regretted.”