GWCL apologizes to Adabraka residents over water shortage

By Kweku Antwi Jnr

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has deployed over 30 tankers to the communities in and around Adabraka in Accra to serve consumers at vantage points to improve the water situation in the area.

The communities have been without water supply for some time now, creating inconveniences for the residents.

A press statement signed by the Communications Manager of the GWCL, Stanley Martey and copied to PrimeNewsGhana on Tuesday July 24, 2018 said, “the challenge is as a result of construction of unauthorized structures built on GWCL pipe-lines and valves, causing blockage and consistent burst of the lines, thus causing low pressures and erratic flow in some areas”.

“The Management of Ghana Water Company Limited wishes to inform its cherished customers in and around Adabraka, that it is aware of the current intermittent flow of water in the community and that, we are working around the clock to restore regular flow with maximum pressures as it used to exist”, it added.

The statement said “in the meantime, management has deployed over 30 tankers to the community to serve consumers at vantage points to ameliorate the situation”.

Mr. Martey assured that engineers are working on the faulty pipe-line to exure free flow of water.

“Please be assured that, the GWCL engineers are in control of the situation and are working assiduously to restore flow in the community. Management of the GWCL apologizes to consumers for the inconvenience caused by the situation and assures the general public that, there is no reason to panic as the two major Treatment plants (Weija and Kpong Treatment Plants) that serve Greater Accra are fully operational and that, the current challenge is only peculiar  to the Adabraka  area”.

The statement therefore advised the general public and prospective developers to desist from building on pipe-lines, GWCL Valves and government demarcated areas for the utilities, to forestall similar situation occurring in the future. 

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