GWCL rations water supply in Sekondi-Takoradi and its environs

Seth Danquah, GNA

Takoradi, Jan. 19,
GNA – The Ghana Water Company Limited has begun rationing water supply to
Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis and the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipality.

This is due to the
onset of the dry season which has resulted in inadequate water supply to the
treatment plant at Inchaban.

Nana Yaw
Barima-Barnie, Western Regional Communications Manager of the Ghana Water
Company Limited (GWCL), who disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News
Agency, said during the dry season the dam in Inchaban receive less water from
the river basin in Daboase for production.

He said” there is,
therefore, the need to ration the water for evenly distribution else some
communities may not get any water.”

He said as a result
the areas in the two districts have been zoned into three groups and the first
zone includes Effiakuma, Bankyease, Sawmill, Lagos Town, Airport Ridge,
Kwesimintsim, West and East Tanokrom, Kajebril, Adjoa, Funko, New Amanful,
Apremdo, Assakae, Apowa and Dupaul.

Nana Barima-Barnie
mentioned Anaji, West Line and West Anaji Residential Area, as the second zone;
while  Beach Road, Chapel Hill, Dixcove
Hill, Essikafo-Ambantem No. 1,2 & 3; Port Quarters, Accra Road, Amonoo
Road,  Bekwai Road, Kintampo Road, Cape
Coast Road, New Takoradi, John Sabbah Road, Tower Reservoir, Sekondi Road,
Nkotompo, TTU Area, Kokompe, Air Force, Adakope, CDH, New Site, Harbour Area
and Windy Ridge fall within the third zone.

The Communication
Manager urged the public to buy reservoirs to store water when it is available
and use water judiciously.

He cautioned the
public against the use of treated water for the watering of lawns, gardens and
as well as washing of vehicles.

Nana Barima-Barnie
said the company would embark on an intensive revenue mobilization exercise to
retrieve all arrears and entreated the public who are still owed arrears to pay
their bills in full to enable the company serve them better.

He advised all
customers not to forget to leave their payment receipts behind when they are
leaving their homes in order not to get disconnected by the revenue
mobilization team.