By Enock Akonnor email@example.com
On Monday, 23rd October 2023, the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources attended an event organized by the Ghana Water Company and commended them for their great initiatives and advised Ghanaians on proper ways of protecting our water bodies.
At the event the Minister commended the Ghana Water Company for the initiation of an app to track customers who fail to pay their bills, also the quick replacement of damaged pipelines where a department has been set up to manufacture these pipes in Ghana. This has contributed greatly to the economy since huge sums of money are not used in importing them anymore. At the event, she again advised against illegal connections.
She took the opportunity to advise Ghanaians against illegal mining and sand winning, which greatly affected our water bodies and livelihood. Lastly, she commended again the Ghana Water Company for the call center set up to quickly attend to problems faced by customers.
The Ghana Water Company held an event yesterday to account to its customers and stakeholders.
The following are part of its achievements so far.
-164.6 million (164,652,659.67) cubic meters (m3) of water produced in the first half of 2023.
We have added on more volumes from the inclusion of new treatment plants , replacement of old equipments like pumps , reduction in downtimes due the installation of Automatic voltage regulators in most treatment plants , other expansion works ,the volumes increased and definitely the losses will also increase, and that is why we recorded 46% in 2022. In 2023 , there has been improvement. Although the figure is still 4% .it means that, although we have added on more volumes and the losses have increased, we have been able to reduce it to 46% and it’s expected to go down further due to the investments and work being down on the reduction of the Non revenue water .
–In 2022, Ghana Water generated GH¢1.4 billion from 173.5 million cubic meters of water produced, which is a 13% increase from the previous year.
These results are due to the implementation of an efficient billing system, proactive measures against billing discrepancies, and tariff adjustments.
The company’s electronic billing system has substantially increased electronic payments by about GH₵123.3 million in 2022.
Ghana Water has expanded water distribution infrastructure by approximately 282 kilometres, connecting over 10,200 households in urban areas.
Over 1,500 km of limited main exextension works have been executed nationwide to improve water distribution with 26km of distribution network improvement works carried out to enhance hydraulic performance.
The company was also replacing all faulty meters in all regions and undertaking a water loss reduction performance-based contracting.