September 26, 2020
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GWCL shuts down Kpong Treatment Plant today

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) will from today, shut down the Kpong Treatment Plant that serves water to the north eastern parts of Accra for repair works.

As a result, water supply will be interrupted from 6 a.m. today to 6 a.m. tomorrow, August 6, 2020.

A statement by the company said communities to be affected include Dodowa, Frafraha, Adentan, Ogbojo, Madina, Ashaley Botwe, Adjiringanor, East Legon, Agbogba, Haatso, Atomic, Ashongman, Dome and other surrounding communities.

“The management of GWCL, therefore, wishes to inform members of the general public, as well as institutions or organisations within the affected areas, to bear with the situation and store enough water ahead of the shutdown,” a release signed by the Chief Manager in charge of Public Relations and Communications, Mr Stanley Martey, said.

The statement gave an assurance that engineers of the company would work within schedule and that supply would resume immediately when works were completed.

Background

The Kpong treatment plant in 2010 underwent some expansion works to increase supply of water from 40 million gallons to 80 million gallons a day.

The project was undertaken by Messrs China Gezhouba and Power Group Company Limited and was completed in December 2014 ahead of the scheduled contractual completion date of June 2015.

The cost of the project was $273 million.

Parliament approved a $260 million preferential buyer’s credit agreement between the Government of Ghana and China through the Exim Bank of China.

The scope of works for the project included the construction of a new 353,000 cubic metre per day intake, expansion of the treatment plant to 250,000 cubic metre per day and construction of new transmission mains through Dodowa, Adentan to the Accra Booster Station.

Other works involved the provision of dedicated electricity supply, distribution improvement and construction of terminal reservoirs at Madina, Boi and Okponglo.

The project has improved the water situation in its supply areas such as Adentan, Madina, Kwabenya, Ashongman, North, East and West Legon, Ashaley Botwe, Haatso, Dome and surrounding areas.

Source: General News

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