The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) operation to replace 40-year-old pumps at the Tema Booster Station would result in a 48-hour water supply outage for the residents of Ashaiman and the surrounding area.
Before being delivered to townships in the eastern part of Accra, water from the Kpong Treatment Station is stored and further treated at the Tema Booster Station.
The exercise will occur from Wednesday, December 7, to Friday, December 9, 2022, according to a statement issued on Tuesday and emailed to the Ghana News Agency by Mr. Stanley Martey, GWCL Head of Public Relations and Communications.
The release states that GWCL engineers would use profits generated internally by the company to build new equipment, including strong pumps at the Tema Booster Station.
Pressures will increase and water distribution will be improved as a result.
The places that might be damaged include all of Tema’s towns, Industrial Area, Baatsonaa, Coca-Cola, Kasapreko, Lashibi, Klagoon, Sakumono, Ashaiman, and Adjei-Kojo.
Martey Tsuru, Airport Hills, Santoe, Trassaco, Afresco Estate, Manet Court, Regimanuel Estates, and other adjacent towns are among the others.
According to the statement, the GWCL Management has hired water tankers to transport water to essential service providers including hospitals and schools in order to be ready for any eventuality. Additionally, it warned those living in the affected areas to store enough water.
In accordance with the assertion, “GWCL Management has made arrangements to assure that engineers working on the project would work round-the-clock and would not leave the project site until the work is entirely completed.”
The statement expressed regret for the disruption the shutdown will cause while assuring the public that supplies would resume as soon as the “mission is completed.”
It recommended the general public to contact the company via phone at 0207385088, 0207385089, or 0207385090 or by WhatsApp at 0555123393, 0555155524.
The toll-free number is 0800 40 000 for Vodafone landlines and mobile phones only; it is 0302 218240 for all other networks.