The management of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has announced plans to temporarily shut down one of its plants in Kpong serving the Krobo-Somanya area from February 14 to 15, 2024. This decision comes as part of an essential upgrade to install a new interconnection pipeline and foot valves at the Kpong Water Treatment Plant (WTP).
The upgrade is anticipated to enhance the plant’s capacity by approximately 3 million gallons per day (mgd) or 13,600m3. In a statement released on February 9, 2024, GWL acknowledged the inconvenience the shutdown might cause and apologized to the public for any disruptions in water supply.
GWL has advised essential service providers, particularly hospitals and schools in the affected area, to ensure they have sufficient water storage during the temporary shutdown. The company assured the public that its team of engineers would work diligently to complete the upgrades within the estimated timeframe and restore water supply to the affected communities.
To mitigate the impact of the shutdown, alternative arrangements have been put in place, and consumers are encouraged to communicate with their community leaders, assemblymen, and unit committee members in case of emergencies. GWL emphasized the importance of cooperation and understanding from the public during this period of necessary infrastructure improvement.