VIDEO: Weija treatment plant on the verge of collapse as massive water crisis threatens to hit Accra

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Municipal Chief Executive of the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly (WGMA), Mr Patrick K.B. Kumor has hinted that the capital city, Accra is likely to be hit by a massive water crisis if attention is not paid to the Weija Treatment Plant. According to him the Weija Treatment Plant is on the verge of collapse following the damage of four water filters out of 12. Mr. Kumor said the damaged filters poses danger to the future of the plant if an immediate attention is not taking.

WEIJA TREATMENT PLANT: Plant likely to shut down if damaged filters are not fixed immediately.

WEIJA TREATMENT PLANT: Plant likely to shut down if damaged filters are not fixed immediately.#JoyNews

Posted by JoyNews on Monday, April 1, 2019

Speaking to the media, after a tour of the facility, the MEC opined that “the damage is because of a building on the water land”. “Due to the high pressure on the remaining eight filters, we isolate one every month for cleaning which takes about eight days before coming into full operation and that sometimes leads to low pressure in water supply,” he explained. The MCE however, assured of taking urgent steps to avert a danger at the water facility indicating that “a report will be sent to the Presidency and the sector Ministry as soon as possible to draft a holistic approach to deal with this matter.

“We have been told a filter takes about eight to 12 months to be repaired and it is time we work on it now before another breaks down and water shortage hits us in the region.” Mr Kumor also warned of pulling down properties that had been put up in the dam’s right of way as well as embark on a rigorous exercise to improve sanitary conditions in the area to protect the Densu River where the dam draws its source.

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