General News of Sun, 16 Jul 20174
GWCL to replace weak and corroded pipelines
The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has begun a nationwide project to replace weak and corroded pipelines, starting from the Greater Accra region.
The Head of Communications for the GWCL, Stanley Martey, in an interview with Onua news, said the move will improve the quality of water supply to the people. Currently, the company is replacing huge pipe lines in areas like Ministries, Makola, parts of Ridge, Parliament House, Accra Sports Stadium, Osu Kuku Hill and surrounding areas.
Although, he was not able to give the exact cost of the project, he assured that GWCL will do its best to make sure the project is executed successfully with its little resources. He was unsure which areas would be next on the company’s list and urged the general public to exercise restraint as the company takes steps to replace all weak pipelines.
He added that, the project will have to be carried out at a time that will not negatively affect the public. He further advised the general public to desist from building structures on main pipelines as they could easily burst under the slightest pressure.