Tema Region is one of the GAMA Regions with the other two Accra West and Accra East Regions of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL). It has the Tema city as the capital of the Metropolitan Assembly
Population (1990 estimate) is 180,600. Distance from Accra (25 Km / 16 mi.)
The city has industries producing aluminum, refined petroleum, chemicals, food products, and building materials. Tema is considered the “heart of the country’s development.
The Tema Water Supply Region is one of the 13 water supply regions operated by GWCL nationwide.
The region has a total staff strength of 290.
The regional code is (03) for customer service operational purposes and has 9 districts as described below
The district code is (01) and covers the Light and Heavy Industrial Areas, western part of Kpone and Tema New Town. It has 2 number collection centers.
The district code is (02) and covers Communities 2,3,5,6, 10, 11 and 12. The district has 3 collection centers.
District code is (03) and covers Communities 1, 4, 7, 8 and 9. It has 4 number pay points.
The district code is (04) and stretches from Tema Motorway Roundabout to Community 25 junction on the left hand side of the Tema – Aflao Road. It also stretches from the Motorway Roundabout towards Akosombo road on the right hand side through Mitchel Camp to the bridge after the toll booth at Afienya. The District has 3 pay point centers.
District code is (05). This district covers Prampram, New and Old Ningo township, Dahwenya, Part of Community 25, eastern part of Kpone and Afienya and part of Shai Hills towards the Military Training school. It has 3 collection centers.
The district code for Ada is (06). The district stretches from Kasseh Junction towards Big Ada and Ada Foah. It has 3 collection centers.
The district code for KpongAkuse is (07). The district covers Doryumu junction towards Asutuare, Akuse, Kpong/Akrade and Senchi township stretching to Akwamufie behind the Atimpoku Bridge. The district has 3 collection centers.
It stretches from Animal Husbandry on the left hand side of the Tema Motorway from Accra to the Motorway Roundabout. It stretches from the left hand side on the Tema – Akosombo Road up to Michel Camp but excluding the Camp. These include Adjei Kojo, Ashaiman Township, Lebanon, Community 22 and Zenu. It has 2 main pay points
It is the area lying between the Tema Motorway and Spintex Road to Coca Cola Roundabout. It also include Communities 18, 19 and 20. Additionally, it covers the area lying between the Ashaiman-Nungua Road up to Nungua Barrier and the Sakumo Lagoon. Sakumono Village, SSNIT Flats, Klagon and Community 14 all fall under this district. The district has 4 collection points.
Source of water supply to the region
Apart from Ada District which has its own source of water supply from the Keseve treatment Plant, all the other 8 districts receive a greater proportion of its water from the Kpong Head Works and a little from the Teshie Nungua Desalination plant.
Kpong Treatment Plant
The High-Lift Pumping Station of the New Works from Kpong delivers the treated water to the Tema Terminal Reservoir.
From the Tema Terminal Reservoir the water is pumped from the Tema Booster Station located at Mile 18, through a 22.5 km long, 800 mm dia. (32”) steel main round parallel to the Accra-Tema Motorway, to the Accra Terminal Reservoir, located at Okponglo (South of Legon).
The Tema Booster has a capacity of about 99,000 m3/day (22 MGD) when operated with three units in series, but 1995 average flow was only 80,000 m3/day.
Teshie Nungua Desalination
Another source of water supply to the region is the Teshie Nungua Desalination Project which is being implemented through a Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) arrangement by Befesa Aqua of Spain which serves the Sakumono and Baatsona communities in the Tema region.
The Tema region is noted for its innovation abilities and is currently piloting the e- billing system to be used by GWCL for future billings in the country.