Ghana Water Company replaces stolen brass meters with plastic ones

The Western Regional Office of the Ghana Water Company Limited has replaced over 60 stolen brass meters with plastic meters within the first half of the year.

Mr. Kwamina Acquah, the Communications Officer, told the GNA in Takoradi that the company had recorded 72 meter thefts from January to August 1 with the theft occurring in Sekondi, Takoradi and Tarkwa.

The breakdown of the theft are January seven, February nine, March one, April four, May two, June 19, July 24 and August six.

Mr. Acquah said GWCL had started a gradual replacement of all brass meters with plastic ones.

“We now import certified plastic meters used for measuring the rate of consumption only. In fact you cannot use it for any other reasons,” he said.

Mr. Acquah said the company had lost revenue through leakages and meter theft in which treated water was made to spill away.

Mr. Acquah appealed to consumers to be on the alert and report any suspected individual to the company or the police for prompt action.

Source: GNA

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