The Management of Ghana Water Limited (GWL) has announced a scheduled shutdown of one of the Plants in Kpong that serves the Krobo-Somanya area from the 14th to 15th of February, 2024.

According to GWL, this temporary shutdown is essential to facilitate the installation of a new interconnection pipeline and foot valves at the Kpong Water Treatment Plant (WTP), which is expected to boast the capacity of the plant by approximately 3 million gallons per day (mgd) i.e., 13,600m3.

A statement signed and issued by Stanley Martey, Chief Manager, PR & Communications  said: “While we appreciate the inconvenience this may cause, GWL assures the public that our dedicated team of Engineers will work diligently within the estimated time frame to restore water supply to the affected communities. This measure is in alignment with GWL’s commitment to significantly enhance the water supply capacity from Kpong to parts of the Eastern and Greater-Accra Regions to effectively address the water demands of the growing population.”

The affected communities, including Somanya, the entire Krobo area and its environs.

Management further informs “all essential service providers, especially the hospitals and schools in the area to ensure they have adequate storage for the period. Meanwhile, alternative arrangements have been made to ameliorate the situation. As a result, consumers are expected to inform their community Leaders, Assemblymen, and Unit Committee members in times of emergency.”

Management of GWL expresses its regret of the inconvenience that the interruption will cause but pleads with consumers to bear with the situation since the project is meant at improving on the services to the public.

The public and essential service providers are entreated to contact the following numbers in times of need: 080040000 (Toll free on Vodafone lines), 03022218240, 0207385088, 0207385089, 0207385090 and via GWL WhatsApp lines (0555123393, 0555155524)