Management of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has announced that there will be an interruption in the water supply to some parts of the Greater Accra Region, following a 48-hour shutdown of the Tema Booster Station for planned maintenance works effective Wednesday 7th December 2022.
This is to pave way for Engineers of the GWCL to install new equipment, including new heavy-duty pumps at the Tema Booster Station to replace the 40-year-old pumps, said the GWCL in a statement on Monday.
According to the GWCL, the new pumps are expected to improve the volumes of water distributed in that enclave and also boost pressures.
The maintenance works are expected to be completed on Friday 9th December 2022.
The affected areas include; all communities in Tema, Industrial Area, Baatsonaa, Coca-Cola, Kasapreko, Lashibi, Klagoon, Sakumono, Ashaiman, Adjei-Kojo, Borteyeman, and Santoe.
Others are; Trassaco, Afresco Estate, Manet Court, Regimanuel Estates, O’Reilly Senior High School, Airport Hills, Martey Tsuru and surrounding Communities.
The Ghana Water Company Limited advised consumers to store water in order not to find themselves wanting.
Management of GWCL has as a result rented, Water Tankers to supply water to hospitals and schools. Consumers in the affected areas are encouraged to store some water while water is flowing now.
The statement assured consumers of the resumption of water flow immediately after the renovation works are completed.
The Management of GWCL wishes to inform the public to know that arrangement has been made to ensure that Engineers working on the project will work around the clock, thus will not leave the project site until the work is fully completed and assures the public that, supply will resume immediately the mission is accomplished. Although the project is in the interest of our cherished customers, Management apologizes for the inconvenience this shutdown will cause the consuming public.
Story by Kwabena Boateng Asiedu | univers.ug.edu.gh