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24.05.2007 General News

Water Rationing to Hit Accra


Water supply in the city of Accra will soon be rationed to ensure equitable distribution to all and to ensure conservation. The exercise is expected to be fully operational after August when interruptions in power supply would have been halted, Mr Cliff Stone, Director of Operations, Aqua Vitens Rand Limited, Consultants for Ghana Water Company Limited, told newsmen in Accra yesterday.
He said the exercise, which had begun in phases in some areas in Accra, would affect the entire city, after the GWCL had issued its rationing schedule. According to him, all towns would be adequately informed of their schedule as done by the Electricity Company of Ghana's power rationing exercise, within six months after August.

He stated that the water rationing could only be delayed when the power rationing was prolonged beyond its deadline. Mr Stone also expressed regret about the high number of illegal water connections and leakages, which had resulted in huge financial losses.

Mr Cobbie Kessie Junior, Managing Director of GWCL, told the Ghana News Agency that the Company had deployed task force officers who were currently working on the ground to detect all illegal connections.