Water supply in Tema and its surroundings to residents will be interrupted in the next 48 hours, according to the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL).
The interruption in the water supply, the GWCL says, takes effect from Wednesday, December 7, to December 9, 2022, barring any technical and unforeseen circumstance.
According to the GWCL, areas envisaged to be affected due to the exercise include all communities in Tema.
They included; 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.
This follows the routine maintenance works by the water company to install new equipment, including new heavy-duty pumps at the Tema Booster Station to replace the 40-year-old pumps.
It forms part of the planned initiative of the GWCL to improve on water supply to most communities in the country.
To begin with, the supply company works on 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.
“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.
“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,” it said in a statement copied to Angelonline.com.gh
In ensuring consumers and customers of the Ghana Water Company does not suffer most in the given period, they have been encouraged to store some water while its taps are flowing.
“Although the project is in the interest of our cherished customers, Management apologizes for the inconvenience this shutdown will cause the consuming public,” says the GWCL.