GWCL to spill Weija dam; residents warned

GWCL to spill Weija dam; residents warned

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has announced an impeding spillage of the Weija dam.

Though management was silent on the exact days to do the spilling, a press release on Thursday, June 9 said it will be done “in the next few days”.

Residents in and around Weija in the capital have been therefore warned to get ready for the spillage.

Management is thus informing individuals, institutions, organisations and companies with properties on the downstream side of the dam to note that the opening of the spillway gates may cause massive flooding along the lower course of the Densu River and it is essential for property owners and residents in the area to take immediate precautionary measures to protect life and property,” the statement said.

The GWCL in a statement said there has been a sudden rise in levels of the Weija Lake, forcing the company to open the spillway gates of the dam.

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The company has however, assured that measures will be put in place to enable a good flow of the excess water.

Apart from Weija, communities such as Tetegu, Oblogo, Pambros Salt, Lower McCarthy Hill, Bojo Beach, Ada Kopey and surrounding ones will also be affected.

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