GWCL rolls out measures to conserve water for consumers as the dry season bites hard


The Ghana Water Company Limited(GWCL) has taken some measures to keep the supply of water to consumers across the country as the dry season sets in.

According to a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the company Stanley Martey, 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, he said consumers may encounter erratic flow of water in some parts of the country, particularly Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western, and the Northern Regions.

He noted that management of the company has therefore admonished consumers to adhere to the following measures, cease indiscriminate watering of lawns with treated water, repair all leakages in their homes like overflowing reservoirs and dripping taps, reports all persons engaged in illegal connections, by-passes, and all malpractices against GWCL among others.

He also pointed out that, the company has currently resorted to Water Demand Management to ensure equitable distribution of water from the various treatment plants.

“All District Offices have been requested to announce to customers, the days on which water will be flowing so that customers can store water,” Mr. Martey added.

He also said that owing to the dry season many people who were depending on rainwater have all resorted to the use of treated water for keeping lawns green, and washing vehicles thereby compounding the pressure on water distribution in the country.

Stanley Martey indicated that excessive pollution on various water bodies has exacerbated water supply, therefore in partnership with the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, steps are being worked on assiduously to improve the situation.