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  • Writer's pictureNana yaw Dynamic

GWCL serves 150 million gallons of water to Accra daily

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) the board has illustrated the hardships it experiences in guaranteeing a reliable water supply to occupants in the Greater Accra Region.

Notwithstanding a creation limit of 150 million gallons each day, regions like Adenta, Kasoa, Weija, and Apaapa in La have encountered unpredictable water supply, prompting worries from occupants.

Due to the impact on their daily lives, some have turned to buying water from tankers at high prices.

In an interview on the Citi Breakfast Show on Citi FM, GWCL's Overseeing Chief, Ing. Dr. Clifford Braimah, ascribed the water supply deficit to unforeseen issues at the Kpong and Weija Water Treatment Plants.

"Creation of water supply to Accra is 150 million gallons each day or 682,000 cubic meters each day," he added.

He referenced difficulties, for example, old siphons separating, weed blockage at Kpong because of dam spillage, and messing with pipelines by clients.

Dr. Braimah called for capital infusion, coordinated effort with the Public Utilities Administrative Commission (PURC), and the substitution of obsolete siphons to address these difficulties.

Featuring the obsolete foundation, especially siphons tracing all the way back to 1965, Dr. Braimah underscored the requirement for retooling the framework and restoring old gear.

"The new issue was an impromptu issue at Kpong [Treatment Plant] and that of Weija [Water Treatment Plant]. There are extremely old siphons that have been attempting to make due, and they typically separate at Weija. At Kpong, after the flooding because of the Akosombo dam spillage, there was a weed blockage. Everything is standardized now, and the test has been settled," the Overseeing Head of GWCL said.

"Along with the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), we ought to have the option to move to the public authority and express that there should be some degree of infusion of capital. We should present a legitimate defense that the hole will be shut. Assuming they pass on it to us, certain individuals won't pay their duties, some will get individuals who will do unlawful associations. When they do the unlawful associations, they don't think about our pressure driven framework. These are the difficulties we are confronted with."

"We must retool the previous system; in the event that you go to Kpong [Treatment Plant] today, we have siphons that are essentially as old as 1965. It's over for the regulator. Since we are as yet utilizing them, we take cash to fix them when they separate. In this way, restoration of the old framework," he expressed.

He emphasized that Accra's population growth has exceeded the water company's capacity, necessitating an upgrade and addressing the difficulties in providing residents with a consistent water supply.


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