The Management of the Ghana Water Company Limited in a statement said its engineers will be replacing some faulty valves on the main 900 mm transmission pipelines, which impedes water flow and causes serious challenges in the distribution lines.
It also said there are some leakages also within the supply area, causing GWCL to lose several volumes of water daily and consequently having a serious impact on the volumes available for consumption.
“GWCL engineers will also take advantage of the shutdown to install some electromagnetic meters at the Weija Treatment Plant, which will help in the company’s drive to reduce Non-Revenue Water,” it added.
The company thus entreated consumers in Accra, “especially consumers in the western part of the metropolis to store enough water for consumption during the period of the shut-down.”
The areas envisaged to be hardest hit include; Weija, Gbawe, Kasoa, Mallam, Sakaman, Odorkor, Dansoman, Mamprobi, Agege, Korle-Gorno, Korle-Bu, Laterbiokorshie, Mataheko, North Industrial Area, Kaneshie, Awudome Estates, North Kaneshie, Abeka La Paz, Quarshieman, Anyaa, Santa Maria, Ablekuma, Alhaji, Tabora, Tesano, Dome, Taifa, Achimota and surrounding communities.
The company assured that water supply will resume immediately the repair works are completed.
It also said it has put in place measures to serve the affected areas, so the impact will not be severe.