Story by: Ishmael Barfi
According to the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), the Tema Booster Station will be shut down for maintenance to improve the distribution of water to the communities in the Eastern part of Accra.
The shut down which will take effect on Wednesday, 7th December, 2022 is to pave way engineers of company to install new equipment, including new heavy-duty pumps at the Booster Station to replace the 40-year old pumps.
The Tema Boost Station is where water from the Kpong Treatment is stored and further treated before distributing to the communities in that eastern part of Accra.
In a Press Release issued and signed by the head of Public Relations and Communications, Mr. Stanley Martey, management explained that, it is committed to improve on water supply to most communities in the country.
“Management is using it limited internally generated funds/resources to procure new pumps and other equipment to replace old, dilapidated, and faulty ones to improve on water supply”, the release noted.
Adding that, “These new pumps are expected to improve the volumes of water distributed in that enclave and to boost pressures”
According to the release, the Booster Station which will be partly shut down will be for 48 hours from Wednesday 7th December 2022 and baring any technical and unforeseen circumstance, 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, Santoe, Trassaco, Afresco Estate, Manet Court, Regimanuel Estates, O’Reily senior High School, Airport Hills, Martey Tsuru and surrounding Communities.
To ease the stress for search of water, “the 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”.
However, consumers in the affected areas are encouraged to store some water while water is flowing now.
Meanwhile, the Management of GWCL assures the general public of speed work, hence on time completion of the project to boost it’s water supply to the Eastern part of Accra.
“ We want 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”.
Stressing “Although the project is in the interest of our cherished customers, Management apologizes for the inconvenience this shutdown will cause the consuming public.
The release also urged the general public to contact GWCL via WhatsApp on these numbers; 0555123393, 0555155524, or call 0207385088, 0207385089, 0207385090 for any enquiries.
Whiles the toll-free line is 0800 40 000 for Vodafone cell and land lines only and 0302 218240 for all other networks.