Ghana H2o Organization Minimal (GWCL) has started substitution of the major pipe line in the state which is 42 inch in diameter laid about 50 a long time back.
The 53-kilometre lengthy pipeline spans from its remedy station at Kpong to its booster station at Tema generally activities leakages because of to extreme corrosion.
This has led to a enormous loss of addressed drinking water leading to shortages in some parts and involves about $300m to change.
Nevertheless, owing to money constraints, GWCL is having this challenge in phases.
The firm as a result of its troubleshooting has determined about 2 kilometres of its line which demands urgent interest at a expense of GH¢4m to increase efficiency.
General public Relations Manager for GWCL, Stanley Martey disclosed this immediately after inspecting the development of operate at Gbetsile Junction No.2 in the Kpone-Katamanso Municipality.
“Since the company does not have the monetary muscle mass to adjust the numerous kilometres of broken pipeline, it will be accomplished as and when we have funds,” he reported.
In accordance to him, due to the servicing, communities relying on Kpong for h2o could go some times without drinking water, however, supply will be restored as soon as performs are finished on the pipeline.
Barring any technological hitch or bad temperature, the team is predicted to finish do the job on 120 metres of the transmission in advance of the weekend.
“The workforce is functioning on 120 metres of the transmission line and this will be recurring till 2 kilometres of the weak line is lined,” he explained
In advance of coming to web page, we had all the necessary logistics, machines, personnel amongst other matters essential for this all-important do the job ready,” he indicated.
Despite the stage of corrosion of these strains, Mr Martey claimed, several methods are taken by the high-quality assurance team which assures the protection of consumers is not compromised.
In the meantime, Regional Main Supervisor, ATMA Generation, Ing. Charles A. Brobbey supervising the perform mentioned it is progressing steadily.
“You understand it rained on Tuesday when work commenced but we are placing in a great deal hard work to end in accordance to plan.”
Questioned why the company is working with steel pipes for the substitute, he taken care of the most effective variety for this function ought to have been High-Density Polyethylene Pipe (HDPE).
Nevertheless, this form of pipe is not developed in the place and attempts to get a products to shut HDPE did not function out owing to the Covid-19 pandemic among other elements.
“We are doing the needed coating on the within, defense on the outdoors and wrap it,” Ing. Brobbey discovered.
In the meantime, Ing. Charles A. Brobbey is unhappy with the amount of encroachment along the route of their pipelines and warns that GWCL organization will be forced to pull down any structure if the need to have be.