URBAN WATER SUPPLY PROJECTS IN GHANA
The Government of Ghana is committed towards the supply and delivery of potable water to both urban and peri-urban communities. In line with this commitment, Ghana Water Company Limited has, over the years, undertaken major expansion and rehabilitation works on a number of urban water supply systems throughout the country.
Presently, the government has secured funding for the rehabilitation and expansion of urban water supply schemes across the length and breadth of the country. Several of these water supply projects have been completed while others are at various stages of completion. Furthermore, government is aggressively looking for funding for other planned projects aimed at rehabilitating and expanding water supply systems in several cities and towns in the country. Below are completed and on-going urban water projects as well as those planned to be undertaken in the immediate future.
NEWLY COMPLETED WATER PROJECTS
Kumasi Water Supply Project (Additional Works)
The total estimated cost for the Kumasi Water Supply Project was 24 million Euros.
The scope of works of the project included the laying of 400mm HDPE pipeline on the Kumasi ring main, supply and installation of transformer at the KNUST Booster Station, fencing of reservoir site at Prempeh College and the replacement of 9 inches cast iron pipeline between Suame Roundabout and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
Under the project there was also a component for re-afforetation of the catchment area of the Dam.
Five Towns Water Supply Project
The project entailed the construction of package water treatment plant units for Kibi, Kwabeng, Apedwa, Anyinam and Osenase at the cost of 7.9 million euros. The project which involved the rehabilitation and expansion of the water supply systems serving these towns and surrounding areas is, in total, producing 1.54 million gallons of water daily. The project was completed in February 2014 and it was undertaken by UNIHA WASSER TECHNOLOGIE with funding from the Government of Ghana and UNICREDIT BANK of Austria.
Mampong Water Supply Project
The Project, which cost 23.112 million dollars, involved the rehabilitation and expansion of water source, rehabilitation of existing 2,500m3 (550,000 gallons) a day treatment plant, and the expansion of water treatment plant to10,500m3 (2,310,000 gallons) per day. In addition, transmission mains and 42 kilometre distribution lines have been constructed together with elevated water reservoirs and a sludge treatment plant.
The project was undertaken by Messrs UEM Inc. of the USA and completed in February 2014. Beneficiary communities include Darmang, Daaho, Basafour, Besease, Kyeremfaso, Krobo, Mpenya, Dadease, Bonkron, Nsuta and Beposo.
ATMA Rurals Water Supply Projects
The project entailed the construction of a 9 million gallon a day treatment plant, the laying of 92km long transmission pipelines and the construction and improvement of 51km long distribution pipelines. The project also involved the construction of four water reservoirs at Dodowa, Akorley, Adukrom and Atimpoku.
In the Greater Accra Region, towns and villages that are benefitting under the project include those in and around Kpone, Prampram, Old Ningo, New Ningo and Dahwenya. Other settlements to benefit include Michel Camp,
Afienya, Doyum, Kodiabe, Agomeda, Medie, Ayornya, Ayikuma, Menyum, Dodowa, Balawshi, Oyibi, Amrahia, Amanfro, Oshiyie, Frafraha, Abokobi and Pantang.
Beneficiary towns in the Eastern Region include those lying along the roads from Akrade, Senchi, New Senchi through Atimpoku, Juapong, Frankadua, Apeguso to Aboasa and then from Agomanya, Odumasi, through Somanya to Sra, Ogome, Akorley, Asesieso to Akwamufie, Apirede, Adukrom, Awukugua, Dawu, Akropong, Mamfe, Amanokrom, Mampong, Tutu, Obosomase, Ahwerease, Aburi, Gyankama, Kitase, Berekuso, Peduase and Ayi Mensa.
The contractors Messrs Tahal Group BV and Tahal Consulting Engineers completed the project in November 2014 at a cost of 56.5 million euros.
Nsawam Water Supply Rehabilitation and Expansion Project
The project, estimated to cost €11.7 million, entailed the construction of intake, low lift pumping station, a new 1.7 million treatment plant and replacement of transmission mains from Treatment plant to reservoir.
Other works involved extension of distribution network to eleven communities along pipeline route, improvement of distribution network, construction of water reservoirs, supply and installation of laboratory equipment and construction of new high lift pumping station. Zonal meters and data loggers were also provided.
Under the project, the capacity of impounding reservoir was also restored and existing 792,000 gallons treatment plant was rehabilitated. Other works included distribution network extension improvement to the communities along pipeline route, construction of transmission mains to Tantra Hills and construction of sludge treatment facility. The project was undertaken through joint venture between S. ACHS and ASPAC International and completed in October 2014.
Kpong Intake Rehabilitation Project
The project, undertaken by Siemens NV/SA, entailed the replacement of existing intake pumps, laying of intake pipelines and replacement of high lift pumps at Kpong Old Works. As part of the project, a 3.3 million gallon per day treatment plant was built to increase water supply to the rural areas of Accra-Tema Metropolis. Specifically, communities benefitting from the project which was completed in October 2014, include Dodowa, Ningo, Prampram and Akuapem Ridge Area. FINEXPO and KBC Bank of Belgium were the funding agencies of the project which cost 16.568 million euros.
Essakyir Water Supply Project
The scope of works of the project included construction of intake weir and pumping station, construction of a 3.2 million gallon daily Treatment Plant as well as the construction of office, laboratory and chemical buildings. Other works undertaken under the project included transmission and distribution network improvements.
Beneficiary communities under the project include Ekumfi Otuam, Mumford, Dago, Mbroboto, Ekuampoano, Muna, Aboano, Sefara, Esuehyia, Akra, Asaafa, Etwaa, Nakwa, Asokwa, Abeka and Ekumfi Swedru. The project, completed in March 2014, cost €20.04 million and was undertaken by DENYS NV of Belgium.
Peri-Urban Water Supply Project
The project involved the drilling of boreholes and improvement of distribution network in Berekum and surrounding villages including Adom, Gyamdede and Kato. Contractors on the project, which yields of 506,000 gallons of water a day, are Osamanpa Estate Developers with Burgeap/Marple Consult/IGIP as consultants. The project was funded by Agence Francaise de Developpement at the cost of 1,329,415 euros.
Kpong Water Supply Expansion Project
The Kpong Water Supply Expansion Project was carried out at an estimated cost of US$273 million with funding from the Government of Ghana and China Exim Bank. Scope of works for the project included construction of a new 353,000 m3 per day intake, expansion of treatment plant to 250,000 m3 per day and construction of new transmission mains through Dodowa, Adenta to Accra Booster Station.
Other works involved the provision of dedicated electricity supply, distribution improvement and construction of terminal reservoirs at Madina, Boi and Okponglo. The project was undertaken by Messrs China Gezhouba and Power Group Company Limited and was completed in December 2014 ahead of the scheduled contractual completion date of June 2015.
The project has improved water situation in its supply areas such as Adenta, Madina, Kwabenya, Ashongman, North, East, and West Legon, Ashaley Botwe, Haatso, Boi, Asofaa, Dome and surrounding areas.
Teshie-Nungua Desalination Project
The Teshie-Nungua Desalination Water Project involves desalination of sea water at Teshie by Befesa Aqua of Spain. The Project is being implemented through a Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) arrangement. The Project is producing 13.2 million gallons of water daily to serve about 500,000 people in and around Nungua, Teshie, Burma Camp, Baatsona, Sakumono and parts of La-Dadekotopon. The project was completed in November 2014.