Worn out GWCL to replace old water pipelines in Accra

According to the company, they are producing more water than the metropolis needs but the existing old infrastructure coupled with other factors is impeding their activities.

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The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) is to replace all old pipe lines within the Accra Metropolis to ensure the constant supply of potable water to residents.

According to the company, they are producing more water than the metropolis needs but the existing old infrastructure coupled with other factors is impeding their activities.

The Head of Communication at the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), Stanley Martey on Unique FM disclosed that his outfit produces close to 180 million gallons of water daily in Accra although the demand is around 160 million gallons.

He explained that Accra has more than enough water but “because of the high pressures, there are a lot of pipe bursts within the communities since our pipeline infrastructure is very old but now we have programmes to get them changed.”

Aside from the old infrastructure, Mr. Martey added that there are no laid pipelines within unplanned and slum areas.

The third reason which prevents some areas from getting constant water supply is illegal water connections by non-experts.

“We have rules for laying our pipe lines,” he said, “we need to dig to a certain level in the ground before laying our pipe lines but for the non-experts, they just dig the surface of the earth and they just bury the lines. The weight of vehicles, the weight of human beings that ply the road impact negatively on the pipe lines because they are not deeply rooted and then they give off.”

He expressed worry that the failure of residents to promptly report burst pipelines causes the nation to lose water.

He nonetheless gave the assurance that all old pipelines will be replaced within the shortest possible time.

In April this year, President John Mahama stated that his government has met the water demand of the Greater Accra Region.

He revealed that in the last five years, over $1 billion has been invested in the water sector.

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