GWCL to spill excess water from Weija dam; residents alerted

GWCL to spill excess water from Weija dam; residents alerted

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), is warning residents living around the Weija Dam to evacuate the area to forestall any eventuality or take immediate precautionary measures to protect life and property.

This warning comes ahead of the GWCL's routine excess water spilling of the Weija Dam.

In a statement issued and signed by the Public Relations Officer of the company, Stanley Mantey, on Tuesday, May 29, 2019, the GWCL explained that the decision was taken because of the onset of the rains and the rising water level..

GWCL alerts Weija residents of excess water spillage
Source: Ghana Water Company Limited
Source: UGC

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“With the onset of the rains, the water level is rising and getting close to the safe operating level of 47ft. Like every dam, its safe operating levels are maintained to prevent it from possible collapse.

GWCL is, therefore, warning members of the general public as well as institutions or organisations which have property downstream of the dam that, the opening of the spillway gates may cause flooding,” the statement noted.

The company mentioned Tetegu, Oblogo, Pambros Salt and Lower McCarthy Hill as some of the areas to be affected. Other areas to be affected are Lower Weija, Bojo Beach, Ada Kope and Tsokome.

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