The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has announced that areas in the Eastern part of the Greater Accra region including Tema, Ashiaman, East Legon, Spintex among others will experience interrupted water supply for at least a week.
The company says the water cut was necessary to replace 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 a daily basis and consequently having a serious impact on the volumes available for consumption.
Water in the affected areas will be interrupted from Monday, September 14 to Saturday, September 20.
The GWCL noted the areas envisaged to be hard hit include; Afienya, Apallonia, Gbetsele, Ashaiman, Katamanso, Kakasunanka, Adjei Kojo, East Legon Trasaco, All the communities in Tema (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.
A statement issued by the company indicates that Governments 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,” the statement added.
Management of the company further urged residents to store enough water for consumption during the period of the shutdown.