The Kpong Water Supply Expansion Project being undertaken by China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC) would begin the supply of treated water to its catchment areas, starting the end of December this year.
This was made known to Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing when he paid a working visit to the project site at Kpong on Wednesday.
Mr Ding Tao, Project Manager of CGGC, said all the major works on the project are almost completed and have begun commissioning test.
He said the company would before the end of December finish constructing four filters to start producing 20 million gallons of water to its catchment areas, with additional four to follow, to be able to produce a total of 40 million gallons a day.
Alhaji Dauda commended CGGC for working hard to meet the deadline of the project.
He said the project would improve water coverage in the Eastern part of the Greater Accra Region especially, Adentan, Madina, Legon, Ashongman, Haatso and its surrounding areas.
He said other project such as Kpong Intake Expansion Project by Siemens which is delivering 3.3 million gallons of water and the ATMA Rurals Water Supply Project being undertaken by Tahal to produce 9.24 million gallon daily are all completed and running commissioning test.
He said Tema, Dodowa, Prampram and other surrounding areas would also witness massive improvement in the supply of treated water.
“When the Kpong Water Project starts running in December, the Weija treatment plant would be available to serve those from the western part of Accra only, and that means bringing an end to the perennial water shortage in Accra,” he said.
Mr Dauda also visited the Teshie/Nungua Sea Water Desalination Plant Project being undertaken by Befesa Desalination Development Ghana Limited.
The project which commenced in November 2012 is substantially completed and currently undergoing test runs.
Provisional intake and outfall pipeline installations have been completed to achieve commissioning of the plant by the end of December.
Communities to benefit from the project are Teshie, Nungua, Baatsona, Adosona, Tsui Bleoo and its surrounding areas.
Mr Dauda said even though the water is collected from the sea, it is clean, safe and reliable for domestic use as it has gone through strict treatment process.
The Minister, including his accompanied team who were made to taste the treated water confirmed that there was no trace of salt in it.
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