The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has announced there will be an interruption in water supply in parts of Accra following a 48-hour shutdown of the Tema Booster Station for planned maintenance works effective Wednesday 7th December 2022.
This is to enable Engineers of the GWCL to install new equipment, including new heavy-duty pumps at the Tema Booster Station to replace the 40-year-old pumps, said the GWCL in a statement on Monday.
The new pumps, according to the GWCL are expected to improve the volumes of water distributed in that enclave and to boost pressures.
The statement further indicated that barring any technical and unforeseen circumstances, the maintenance works will be completed on Friday 9th December 2022.
Areas envisaged to be affected include all communities in Tema, Industrial Area, Baatsonaa, Coca Cola, Kasapreko, Lashibi, Klagoon, Sakumono, Ashaiman, Adjei-Kojo, Borteyeman, and Santoe.
The others are Trassaco, Afresco Estate, Manet Court, Regimanuel Estates, O’Reily Senior High School, Airport Hills, Martey Tsuru and surrounding Communities.
“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. Consumers in the affected areas are encouraged to store some water while water is flowing now.
“The Management of GWCL wishes to inform the public know that arrangement has been made to ensure that Engineers working on the project will work around the clock, thus will not leave the project site until the work is fully completed and assures the public that, supply will resume immediately the mission is accomplished. Although the project is in the interest of our cherished customers, Management apologizes for the inconvenience this shutdown will cause the consuming public,” the statement concluded.