The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) says it will starting December 31, 2020, end government’s free water supply to households directive.
According to GWCL, the payment of water bills starting January 1, 2021 shall no longer be the responsibility of government but rather that of the customer.
The free water directive issued by the government in the early stages of the breakout of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, formed part of measures by government to mitigate the adverse impacts of the pandemic on Ghanaian households.
“The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources and Management of GWCL wish to inform the customers and the general public that the last meter reading for the month of December, 2020 officially ends the free water delivery,” said GWCL in a press release.
With the end of the free water delivery directive kickstarting December 31, the GWCL has advised landlords and landladies to revert to the arrangements they had with tenants prior to the directive.
Also, it has urged water vendors to resume their normal business after December’s meter reading.
“Disconnected customers will remain disconnected until their arrears are settled in full before their supply will be restored,” GWCL added.
Read below details of the press release: