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GWCL to cut off water supply to parts of Accra

By Vincent Ashitey
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The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has indicated that there will be an interruption in water supply from Wednesday, December 7 to Friday, December 9.

The affected areas include Tema, Industrial Area, Baatsonaa, Coca Cola, Kasapreko, Lashibi, Klagoon, Sakumono, Ashaiman, Adjei-Kojo, Borteyeman, Santoe, Trassaco.

Others include Afresco Estate, Manet Court Regimanuel Estates, O’Reily Senior High School, Airport Hills, Martey Tsuru and surrounding communities.

The shutdown is to pave way for the replacement of dilapidated equipment at Tema Booster Station.

The GWCL is, therefore, urging consumers to store enough water ahead of the exercise.

Read the full statement below:


The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), as may have been observed in the last few years, is improving on water supply to most communities in the country. Management is using it limited internally generated funds/resources to procure New Pumps and other equipment to replace old, dilapidated, and faulty ones to improve on water supply. The latest on the list is the Tema Booster Station where water from the Kpong Treatment is stored and further treated before distributing to the communities in that eastern part of Accra. On Wednesday, Engineers of the GWCL will install new equipment, including new heavy-duty pumps at the Tema Booster Station to replace the 40-year-old pumps. These new pumps are expected to improve the volumes of water distributed in that enclave and to boost pressures. As a result, the Booster Station will be partly shut down for 48 hours from Wednesday 7th December 2022 and baring any technical and unforeseen circumstance, be completed on Friday 9th December 2022.

Areas envisaged to be affected include all communities in Tema, Industrial Area, Baatsonaa, Coca Cola, Kasapreko, Lashibi, Klagoon, Sakumono, Ashaiman, Adjei-Kojo, Borteyeman, Santoe, Trassaco, Afresco Estate, Manet Court, Regimanuel Estates, O’Reily senior High School, Airport Hills, Martey Tsuru and surrounding Communities.

Management of GWCL has as a result rented, Water Tankers to supply water to essential Service providers like the hospitals and schools to forestall any eventuality. Consumers in the affected areas are encouraged to store some water while water is flowing now.

The Management of GWCL wishes to inform the public 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.

The public is also encouraged to contact GWCL via WhatsApp on these numbers; 0555123393, 0555155524, or call 0207385088, 0207385089, 0207385090 for any enquiries. The toll-free line is 0800 40 000 for Vodafone cell and land lines only and 0302 218240 for all other networks. The cooperation of the public is greatly appreciated.

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