The dry season is here, stop misusing water-GWCL

The Ghana Water Company Limited has assured the general public that it is resolving the erratic water supply in some parts of the country.

The GWCL said in a statement that some parts of the country on the Greater Accra, Central, Western and the Northern Regions are experiencing erratic flow of water.

The GWCL attributed to the dry season but assured the affected regions they are handling the situation.

As part of measures to minimize the situation, the GWCL has advised the public to adhere to some measures including;

Cease indiscriminate watering of lawns with treated water,

• Moderate the use of treated water for car washing by resorting to the use of buckets, instead of hosing,

• shut all taps when not in use,

• Repair all leakages in your homes, like overflowing reservoirs and dripping taps, valves, etc. (the little drops also swell your water bills.)

• Report all burst pipes and leakages immediately to the nearest GWCL district offices, Customer Service centres and Fault Offices.

Read the full statement below

The dry season is here again and its associate repercussions. As a result, consumers are experiencing erratic flow of water in some parts of the country, especially the Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Western and the Northern Regions.

The Management of the Ghana Water Company Limited wishes to assure the consuming public, that it is on top of the situation and everything possible is being done to ameliorate the situation.

Management wishes to bring to the attention of all to be part of the solution, hence, consumers are advised to strictly adhere to the following conservation measures;
• Cease indiscriminate watering of lawns with treated water,
• Moderate the use of treated water for car washing by resorting to the use of buckets, instead of hosing,
• shut all taps when not in use,
• Repair all leakages in your homes, like overflowing reservoirs and dripping taps, valves, etc. (the little drops also swell your water bills.)
• Report all burst pipes and leakages immediately to the nearest GWCL district offices, Customer Service centres and Fault Offices.
• You can also send google GPS locations, pictures and videos of the burst on the GWCL WhatsApp lines 0555123393, 0555155524, (WhatsApp information only and not calls)
• The general public can call GWCL on these numbers; 0207385089, 0207385090. The toll free line is 0800 40 000 for Vodafone cell and land lines only and 0302 218240 for all other networks.
• Report all persons engaged in illegal connections, by-passes, and all malpractices against GWCL
The GWCL has currently resorted to Water demand management to ensure equitable distribution of the little water currently being produced at the various treatment plants. All District Offices have been requested to announce to customers on days when water will be flowing so customers can store some water.

During dry seasons, consumers resort to the use of treated water for keeping lawns green, for commercial washing of vehicles etc. currently the dry season is on and consumers with greater dependence on rainwater have also compounded the problem by taking to treated water use. These practices ease the pressures in the pipelines thereby causing low pressures and no flow in some areas, especially the hilly areas.
Management of GWCL is very much concerned about the impact of the dry season on the raw water sources, which has been compounded by activities of illegal alluvial mining, popularly known as galamsey and wish to assure the general public that, the company, together with the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, are working assiduously to improve on water delivery in the Country.
The cooperation of the general public is greatly appreciated
Help GWCL to serve you better.

END.

For further enquiries kindly contact:

Stanley Martey
Head, PR & Communications
Mob: 0244 336 180,
smartey@gwcl.com.gh

By: Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana

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