The Ghana Water Company (GWCL) has said communities experience water shortage is as a result of an ongoing water rationing exercise.
The Public Relations Officer for GWCL Mr. Stanley Martey who spoke on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm admitted the challenge in the Metropolis and urged customers to conserve water.
He explained that ”if you used to get water constantly for 24 hours, you would no longer get it. This is because we are rationing water so we can serve our consumers. You could get water for three days, then another consumer would be served. Store water when you get water so that when your tap stops flowing, you would depend on the stored water.”
He said areas such as Lapaz, Tabora and other adjoining communities that experienced acute water shortage are having their issues resolved.
The Metropolis has been experiencing an erratic water supply for some time now.
Residents in some parts of Accra, Abelemkpe, Odorkor Offical Town and other parts of the capital have complained of water shortage.
Mr. Martey responding to the issue stated that the GWCL is rationing to meet the increasing demand.
”We are rationing water to meet the demand of consumers. That is why we have the monitoring team managing the issue on the ground. We always put in place strict programme during rationing, but for this one, we do not have a strict programme because the pressure is low. If we should apply for a strict programme, a lot of people will not get water.”