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There’re too many illegal connections – GWCL bemoans service interruptions in Bolga, Bawku, Navrongo

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The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) in the Upper East Region is worried about the continuous disruptions in service delivery within the company’s operational areas; Navrongo, Bawku, Bolgatanga and parts of the Bolgatanga East District.

The company has however stated that it cannot be blamed entirely for the disruption. The Regional Quality Control Manager for the GWCL, Evans Atimbire Ayinbire explained that they have been too many illegal connections along service points on the mainline and service lines of the company.

These illegal connections cause severe problems for the company.

Mr. Ayinbire said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Upper East Show in a recent interview.

“Another challenge of the Quality Department is illegal connection. If someone is using water free and you are paying for it, you can imagine the extent of usage by the illegal connector.”

“They do not get professional pipe fitters, like the ones from the Ghana Water Company Limited to come in and do the fixing. What happens? We are not aware that you have illegally connected. Very often, you will see leakages. They do not do it professionally,” he said.

While explaining that the company may not be able to detect all the illegal connections, Mr. Ayinbire called on the public to support the company in this regard.

Read Also: 18,671 households in Bolga, Navrongo, Bawku consuming 6,000 cubic metres of treated water per day – GWCL 

“To the public, as a matter of public health, if you have a neighbour and you suspect, you let us know and then we move in. Those illegal connectors they do it unprofessionally. I am in the office and someone goes to connect illegally, I cannot know.”

The Regional Head of the Quality Department gave the firm assurance that the water from the GWCL is of the highest quality.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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