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Water shortage : GWCL to restore water supply today - Communications Director

By Wendy Amarteifio
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Water shortage : GWCL to restore water supply today - Communications Director

The Ghana Water Company, GWCL has assured residents who do not have access to water in Western parts of Accra that the problem will be fixed today.

This follows the recent water shortage that has hit some areas in Accra since yesterday.

According to GWCL, a 36-inch transmission pipeline has burst on the main Mallam-Gbawe stretch and has resulted in water cut supply.

Areas affected in the water cut include Sakaman, Odorkor, Dansoman, Agege, Chorkor, Korle-bu, Korle Gonno, Kaneshie, Mallam, Bubuashie among other areas in Western parts of Accra.

Speaking to Starr FM, the Communications Director of GWCL Stanley Martey assured Ghanaians the problem will be fixed by close of day.

''Its not going to be a serious shortage of crisis, its going to be for a while. We are hoping that by close of day today we will have it solved. The problem actually was as a result of a dent on our main transmission line from Weija that is the Western parts of Accra.  A 36-inch transmission pipeline has burst.

Infact ,yesterday morning, it got worse so we had to shut the treatment plant down which is the mainline so that we can have it repaired. We have been working throughout the night to ensure that latest by close of day today we should be able to finish and restore supply to our consumers.

''Currently its as a result of some structures that has been built on the pipelines in the area. The weight of those structures are impacting on the line so with time its has caused this issue''.

The Communication Director of GWCL further indicated that citizens are expected to be responsible enough not to build on unauthorized structures on the buffer zone areas left for pipelines for water supply.

Adding to that he charged the law enforcement agencies and city authorities to demolish these structures in unauthorized areas.

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Mr Martey also said the Ghana Water Company has made provisions for tankers in areas to distribute water to residents in the affected areas in case the problem is not sorted out today.

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