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GWCL suspends water supply to parts of Accra over damaged pipelines

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh

The Ghana Water Company Limited, GWCL has suspended water supply to some parts of Accra following a shut down of the Weija Treatment Plant.

The Ghana Water Company Limited said the plant has to go off to enable the company to determine the extent of damage to some major pipelines around the Obetsebi Lamptey interchange.

The shut down is expected to disrupt water supply to some parts of Accra.

“Management of Ghana Water Company Limited, Accra West Region wishes to inform our cherished customers that there has been an emergency shut down of our Weija Treatment Plant. The contractor working on the Obetsebi Lamptey Interchange has caused damage to our major pipelines located at that roundabout.”

“Our Weija Plant had to go off to enable us determine the extent of the damage before fixing it. We are working seriously to resolve the problem. Water supply has been interrupted to the following areas: Accra Central, The whole of Accra West: Kasoa, Nyanyarno, Tuba, Amanfrom, Bortianor, Weija, Tetegu, Gbawe, Malam, Dansoman, Mamprobi, Korle-Bu, Mataheko, Awudome Estates, Kwashiman, Tesano, Abeka, North Kaneshie, Kaneshie , Odorkor, Dakuman, Sowutuom, Santamaria, and adjoining communities,” the statement said.

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GWCL also in October suspended water supply to Dodowa, Adentan, Madina and other communities in parts of Accra following power challenges.

The Ghana Water Company said it is unable to pump or supply water from the Dodowa Booster station which serves the North-Eastern part of Accra, as a result of the destruction of some electrical cables that feed the station.

“Management of GWCL, therefore, wishes to inform members of the general public as well as institutions or organisations within the affected areas to bear with the situation, while engineers work around the clock to rectify the situation.”

“Management of GWCL, wishes to assure the public that GWCL Engineers are working together with GRIDCo to rectify the situation and water supply will resume as soon as repair works are completed.”

Communities affected include Frafraha, Ogbojo, Ashaley Botwe, Adjirinano, East Legon, Agbogba, Haatso, Atomic, Ashongman, Dome and other surrounding communities.