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GWCL to shut down Kpong Treatment Plant over maintenance work

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) says there will be an interruption of water supply from the Kpong Treatment Plant to the Eastern part of Accra in order to enable engineers work on its transmission pipeline.


According to GWCL, the interruption in water supply will start from September 24 to September 28.


In a communique signed by its Chief Manager, PR & Communications, Stanley Martey, he said "The Management of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) wishes to bring to the notice of the public, especially our valued customers being served by the Kpong Treatment Plant, that there will be an interruption in water supply from Sunday 24th September to Thursday 28th September, 2023 to enable engineers of GWCL work on the transmission pipeline"

 

The communique added that in April 2021, the GWCL announced to the public, that the main 42-inch transmission pipeline was weak and as a result gave way frequently due to the high volumes and pressure in the pipeline thereby making the company lose a lot of water and revenue.

 

"The works involved in changing the pipeline is capital intensive, therefore, Management has resolved to change the weak portions of the line to reduce cost and to maintain the integrity of the transmission pipeline"


"This repair work will also reduce the inconvenience of frequent interruption of supply to customers and to ensure a long-term reliability of water supply"

 

The communique also noted that areas to be affected include Gbetsile, Afienya, Zenu, Prampram, Mataheko, Katamanso, Dawhenya, Sakumono, Batsonaa, Klagon, Tema Township, Adjei Kojo, Borteyman, Santeo and surrounding areas.


"Management is therefore entreating customers in the above-stated areas to store enough water during the period in which the works will be carried out"


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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