Water rationed in Accra

Water is to be rationed for the next six months in Accra and the port city Tema further east of the capital after defective filters were found at a water treatment plant, according to Ghana Urban Water Ltd (GUWL).

The water authority said that the recent discovery of structural defects in four of 12 filters at Weija’s treatment plant west of Accra requires newly designed filters to be installed. The upgrade is expected to take six months.

Districts most affected by the reduced water rate are in western, eastern, and central Accra, as well as the Tema metropolitan area.

The GUWL has urged water conservation measures, calling for a halt to practices such as using treated water for lawns and washing vehicles. It also requested residents to report all burst pipes and leakages immediately to the authorities.

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