Residents Of Weija Warned Of Dam Spillage

Residents Of Weija Warned Of Dam Spillage

Communities like Tetegu, Oblogo, Pambros, Mc Carthy Hill, Bojo Beach and surrounding communities all in Weija in the Ga South Municipal, Accra are like to suffer serious damage when the Ghana Water Company Limited spill water from the Weija dam in the coming days.

The GWCL made the announcement and warned that although measures are in place to enable flow of the excess water, it cannot guarantee the safety of residents around the dam.

“It is therefore better and safer to heed to this precautionary information to safeguard lives and property,” the GWCL said.

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According to the company the spillage has become necessary as a result of a sudden rise in the level of the Weija Lake.

GWCL further explains, “Every dam has a maximum operating level beyond which the safety of the dam is compromised. As a result, spill gates are opened to enable the excess water flow downstream.”

“The opening of the dam’s spillway gates will protect it from possible collapse,” the statement added.

Credit: GWCL

 

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