Old man arrested for illegal connection of water

Anthony Sapah, 78, was on Wednesday arrested for allegedly connecting water illegally to his house at Taviefe-Deme in Ho.

The arrest followed a tip-off received by officials of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL).

Sapah admitted the offence but refused to tell the Police and GWCL authorities who did the connection, only that he (Sapah) lived in the house with his daughter, who had gone to the market.

Mr Theophilus Collins, Volta Regional Customer Care Manager of the GWCL told the GNA that Sapah illegally connected water from the Company’s main line, some few metres away from his house.

He said the connection sent water to Sapah’s bath and toilet with no other sign of a running tap in the house.

Mr Collins said the Company was going to prefer charges against him.

He said such illegal activities were making cost of water production very high and causing many leakages in water pipelines.

Mr Collins commended the public for reporting such activities to the Company and said his outfit now has a taskforce that was checking out on illegal water connections in the region.

Source: GNA

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