Kpong Water Shutdown Won’t Exceed 3 Days – GWCL

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has assured the general public the shutdown of the Kpong water treatment plant will not exceed the stipulated three days which ends on Sunday. The company shut down the plant on Thursday to allow for repair works. In a bid to reduce the impact of the shut down, the GWCL has employed the services of private water tankers to provide water to major hospitals and Senior High Schools with boarding facilities in both the Accra and Tema Metropolis. The Chief Public Relations Manager at the GWCL, Michael Agyemang told Citi News, the shutdown is necessary as the maintenance works on the plant in the next three months will produce another 3.3 million gallons of water to Accra, Prampram, Michelle camp, Somanya and its environs. He maintained that the shutdown will not go beyond Sunday because his outfit will start pumping water to ensure that “all those areas that were getting their water from Kpong will get.” Mr. Agyemang however clarified that the water rationing situation which was in existence in Accra will continue “until the situation receives a boost.” He mentioned some suburbs of Accra including “Michelle Camp, Prampram all the way to Somanya, the Akwuapim hills and the rest; all those areas will benefit under the project.”