The Management of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) in the Western Region is apologizing to residents of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis (STMA) for the inability of the company to supply water to its customers in the Metropolis since the evening of Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
This, it said, was due to a problem with the power supply to both Daboase and Inchaban Water Treatment Plants.
According to a statement issued by Nana Yaw Barima Barnie, Western and Central Regional Communications Manager of GWCL, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) had three (3) of its pylons fall last Tuesday evening during the heavy downpour.
As a result, the ECG was currently supplying power to Takoradi from the Central Region.
However, due to the long distance involved, there was a significant drop in the voltage for which reason GWCL equipment, which requires stable and normal voltage was unable to start.
The statement said even though residents have power in their homes, the GWCL plants cannot operate due to the low voltage level.
Meanwhile, since the incident occurred, the company has not been able to produce water from the two plants which are the main sources of water supply to the Metropolis.
However, it said, the ECG has given assurance that works will be completed by the close of today, Saturday, June 18, 2022, “bearing any unforeseen challenges”.