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GWCL shuts down treatment plants due to flooding of Birim, Densu

The water treatment plant in Kyebi takes its source from the Birim River

The Ghana Water Company Limited has shut down two of its treatment plants as a result of flooding and overflow of the Birim and Densu rivers.

The Akim-Oda and the Densuano treatment plans were shut down over the weekend as a result of heavy rains, which caused the two rivers to flood.

The Eastern Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Water Company Limited, Kwadwo Daase, in a press release on Sunday, October 2, said customers should brace up for the less water supply.

“We have no choice but to shut the plants down due to the flooding,” he stated.

“The situation will lead to low pressures and as a result some taps will not be flowing at normal times but rather in the nights and odd hours especially.”

He assured that resumption of water production will follow after the flood waters recede and the extent of damage to equipment and other installations is assessed.

The Easter Regional Director for Water Resource Commission, Dr Ronald Abrahams, has also observed that the rains are more than expected, reasons the rivers are overflowing.

“The rains are beyond what we are expecting. I will advise all residents in flood prone and low lying areas to move quickly.”

By Yvonne Neequaye||Ghana