The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has served notice of ending the government’s free water delivery to Ghanaians as part of measures to curb the rapid spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
A statement pre-notifying the general public about this gesture dated Tuesday, December 22, 2020, said the date of ending the free water delivery is Thursday, December 31, 2020.
GWCL is therefore reminding general public that “from hence, the payment of water bill will be the responsibility of the customer. The Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, and the Management of GWCL therefore wish to inform the general public that the last meter reading for the month of December, 2020, officially ends the free water delivery”.
It said all its meter readers, and frontline staff will continue to adhere and practice in full, all the protocols to protect themselves and the company’s customers, including cladding themselves in GWCL apparel, identity cards, personal sanitizers and face masks before accessing their premises to read the meters.
With this notice, it means:
- Landlords and Landladies can/must revert to the arrangements with tenants prior to the free water delivery.
- Water vendors can/must resume their normal business after the last meter reading in December, 2020.
- Disconnected customers who were reconnected to enable them enjoy the free water during the period, must as a matter of urgency pay their arrears to remain connected.
- Disconnected customers will remain disconnected until their arrears are settled in full before their supply will be restored.