The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has urged the public to follow the conservation measures provided by the company to deal with the inconsistent supply of water caused by the dry season and its consequences.
The impact of the dry season on the raw water sources is a major issue for GWCL management, which has been exacerbated by illicit alluvial mining, often known as galamsey.
The Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Western, and Northern regions are now suffering inconsistent water flow.
GWCL told the public in a statement signed by Stanley Martey, its Head of Public Relations and Communications, that management is on top of the problem and that everything necessary is being done to improve the situation.
Consumers have been asked to stop watering lawns with treated water indiscriminately, according to the statement.
“Use treated water for car washing in moderation by using buckets instead of hosing, close all taps when not in use, repair all leakages in your homes, such as overflowing reservoirs and dripping taps, valves, and so on (the tiniest drops also increase your water bills. ),” it said.
It further stated that all burst pipes and leaks should be reported to the local GWCL district offices, customer service centers, and problem offices as soon as possible.
“You can also send Google GPS locations, pictures and videos of the burst on the GWCL WhatsApp lines 0555123393, 0555155524, (WhatsApp information only and not calls). The general public can call GWCL on these numbers; 0207385089, 0207385090. The toll free line is 0800 40 000 for Vodafone cell and land lines only and 0302 218240 for all other networks,” it said.
GWCL also requested members of the public to report anyone who is involved in illicit connections, by-passes, or other malpractices.
GWCL noted that it has resorted to water demand management to ensure that the limited water produced at the various treatment plants is distributed fairly.
To that aim, it has asked that all of its District Offices notify consumers on days when water will be flowing so that they can save some water.
The corporation told the public that it is working diligently with the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources to improve water distribution in the country.