Water supply to Ho and its environs is unaffected by the Electricity Company of Ghana?s (ECG?s) load shedding exercise.

This is because the ECG has extended a special dispensation to the Kpeve Head Works from where water is supplied to Ho and its environs.

Mr Anthony Gagblezu-Alomatu, Acting Volta Regional Chief Manager of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), gave the assurance in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on Friday.

The Company organized a study tour of Kpeve Head Works for students of the Dzolo Senior High School and the Holy Spirit Preparatory School, Ho as part of this year?s World Water Day celebrations on Saturday March 22.

The theme, ?Water and Energy? seeks to among others highlight the linkage and interdependence of the two utilities on each other.

Mr Gagblezu-Alomatu said the current water rationing in the Municipality was due to increase in demand for water arising from expansion of the Municipality.

He explained that the hilly areas in and around the municipality such as the SSNIT Flats, Fiave and Tanyigbe get water in the night when pressure builds up in the service lines.

Mr Gagblezu-Alomatu, therefore, advised residents in those areas to store water in tanks and other receptacles in the night when pressure builds up in their lines.

?Water rationing is part of water management? he said.

Mr Daniel Gezele, Kpeve Headworks Station Manager told the GNA that the Station supplies 2.5 million gallons of water daily to Ho and its environs.

At full capacity the Kpeve Water supply system, built by Biwater of the United Kingdom in the early 1990s, could supply 4 million gallons of water daily, Mr Sulemana Alhassan Acting Volta Regional Water Quality Assurance Manager said.

He explained that, that was possible if the system was rehabilitated, expanded and water at the intake point was at full capacity.

World Water Day first celebrated on March 22, 1993 was instituted by the United Nation following the declaration of Agenda 21 at its Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro Brazil in 1992.

The Day seeks to draw global attention to critical water issues such as, importance of fresh water resources, advocate for sustainable management of fresh water.

The day also seeks to highlight the millions of people without access to safe water for drinking and the role of gender in family access to safe water. GNA

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