The Management of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has admonished water consumers to use water in moderation following the onset of the dry season.
GWCL in a statement urged consumers to stop watering their lawns with treated water and resort to the use of buckets while washing cars instead of directly from the tap via a hose.
The water company in its statement warned of an erratic flow of water in some parts of the country especially Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Western and Northern Regions due to the dry season.
In view of this, it has put in place some measures to ameliorate the situation.
“The Management of the Ghana Water Company Limited wishes to assure the consuming public, that it has put in measures to ameliorate the situation. Management, therefore, wishes to call on all to be part of the solution, hence, consumers are advised to strictly adhere to the following conservation measures;
Read GWCL’s full statement below
DRY SEASON WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES
With the onset of the dry season, the entire country is expected to experience challenges with water supply because of the depletion of raw water from the various water bodies. As a result, consumers may encounter 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 has put in measures to ameliorate the situation. Management therefore wishes to call on all to be part of the solution, hence, consumers are advised to strictly adhere to the following conservation measures;
The GWCL has currently resorted to Water Demand Management to ensure equitable distribution of the water from the various treatment plants. All District Offices have been requested to announce to customers, days on which water will be flowing so customers can store 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 the excessive pollution of the water bodies and wish to assure the public that, the company, together with the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, and allied Ministries, are working assiduously to improve on raw water resources in the Country.
The cooperation of the public is greatly appreciated.
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