Consumers to enjoy uninterrupted water supply for the next year-GWCL

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has given an assurance that Ghanaians would have uninterrupted water supply for the next year.

GWCL says it has more raw water to cater households for the next year.

Public Relations Officer (CEO), Stanley Martey told Kwabena Agyapong on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that for the next one year, we wouldn’t have problem with water production especially the raw water.

He was reacting to a question on whether the planned spillage would have any impact on water supply.

Mr. Martey in his response said the spillage would not have any effect on water supply.

‘’At a least it is good news that we have more raw water in the system. It gives us hope that for the next one yea, we wouldn’t have any problem with water production.’’

The GWCL will begin spilling excess water from the dam as part of routine measures to safeguard it.

The spillage has become necessary due to the rise in water levels of the Weija Dam gradually rising to the safe operating level of 47ft.

This is to ensure that the water is kept below the safe operating level of the dam in order to prevent it from possibly collapsing.

The Management of GWCL has therefore warned the general public, as well as institutions or organizations who have properties downstream of the dam, to evacuate from the area to forestall any emergency situations and protect lives and properties as the opening of the spillway gates may cause flooding.

GWCL has begun a house to house sensitization as well as using public address systems within the communities. Opinion leaders, Chiefs, Assemblymen, Unit Committee leaders and Heads of schools have been informed to help in sensitizing the people in the communities. GWCL is also liaising with the National Security to dredge the estuary to enable easy flow into the sea.

Communities that are likely to be affected include; Tetegu, Oblogo, Lambros Salt, Lower McCarthy Hill, Lower Weija, Bojo Beach, Ada Kope, Tsokome, and surrounding communities.

Property owners and residents in the area are therefore advised to evacuate or take immediate precautionary measures to protect life and property, “the statement cautioned.

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