Parts of Ashanti Region without water amid power cut

People fill containers from a communal tap in Freetown, Sierra Leone on Wednesday March 23, 2011.
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Residents in parts of the Ashanti Region who have been hit with power cuts are without water, as well.

Authorities at the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), say the Barekese Water Treatment Plant which supplies water to many households in the Greater Kumasi areas, has been affected by the blackout.


The GWCL explained that the challenge reported on Wednesday (July 6), was due to the Electricity Company of Ghana’s (ECG) inability to supply power to Barekese and Achiase due to a major fault at its dedicated lines.

It promised that water supply will resume in full when ECG restores power to the production centers.

“The Management of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), Ashanti Region, wishes to inform our customers and the public, that our inability to supply water to the Kumasi Metropolis since the afternoon of Wednesday, July 6th, 2022, is as a result of ECG’s inability to supply power to the Barekese Water Treatment Plant and Achiase Booster station.

Management of Ghana Water Company Limited sincerely apologizes to our cherished customers and the public, as Engineers of GWCL and ECG are working assiduously to rectify the challenges as soon as possible,” a statement from the GWCL indicated.

Planned maintenance

Checks made by showed that many pumps which deliver water to homes stopped working when the power cut first hit on Wednesday afternoon local time.

The ECG had also indicated that it was embarking on planned maintenance works to improve service delivery in some areas.

Areas like Barekese, Offinso, Adugyama, and other surrounding areas will experience power cuts from 9am to 6pm on Sunday (July 10).

“ECG regrets the inconvenience that will arise out of this exercise”, the power distributor said.


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