GWCL spills Weija Dam today

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) will today, Friday June 5 begin minimal spillage of the Weija Dam to avoid a swell-up in its water level.

The exercise is expected to continue during the rainy season to safeguard the dam from possible damage and collapse.

The gradual spillage of the dam is also aimed at preventing flooding of communities in the dam’s catchment area.

The company has therefore, advised the public, especially residents in and around the Weija treatment plant, to be watchful and take immediate precautionary measures to protect lives and properties in the event of any unforeseen situation.

Hundreds of homes in two communities in the Ga South municipality were submerged on June 11 and 12, 2014, following the spillage of the Weija Dam by the GWCL.

The situation was so serious that thousands of residents of Glefe and Opetekwei, who had been displaced by the flood waters, were compelled to evacuate their homes.

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