Weija Treatment Plant shuts down

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The Weija Treatment Plant has been shut down by the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) .

The shutdown is to last from Friday, 6th June to Saturday, 7th June 2014.

According to Management of GWCL, the shutdown is to allow the company replace a faulty section of the Weija transmission line at Kokroko near Awoshie Junction, install a production meter and undertake other maintenance works.

As a result of the shutdown, there will be no water supply in western and central parts of Accra.

Areas that will be affected include Kasoa, CP, Nyanyaano, Amanfro, Obom Road, Weija, Tetegu, McCarthy Hill, SCC, Tuba, Brigade, Bortianor, Mallam, Gbawe, Odorkor, Awoshie, Sowutuom, Israel, Achimota, Ofankor, Galilea, Abeka, Lapaz, Tesano, Darkuman, Bubuashie, Kaneshie, Awudome, Industrial Area, Mataheko and Abossey Okai.

Other areas to be affected include Dansoman, Laterbiokorshie, Chorkor, Mamprobi, Korle-Bu, James Town, Okaishie, Adabraka, Asylum Down, Circle, Kokomlemle, Accra New Town, Alajo, Abelemkpe, Kotobaabi, Pig Farm, Maamobi, Nima, Kanda, 37, Ridge, Ministries, Osu, La, Cantonments and surrounding areas.

Meanwhile, Management of GWCL has appealed to customers in the affected areas to store enough water to last them for the period.

To minimise the impact of the shut down and the attendant water interruption on consumers in the western parts of Accra, management of GWCL has mobilised its own tankers and hired additional ones to supply water to priority institutions such as hospitals, polyclinics, boarding schools and even worst hit residents in the affected communities when the need arises.