BusinessNewsNews & TrendingWash

GWL poise to reduce non-revenue water…procures over 400 Magnetic and Ultrasonic Clamp-on Water Meters

GWL poise to reduce non-revenue water...procures over 400 Magnetic and Ultrasonic Clamp-on Water Meters

The Managing Director for Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), Ing. Dr. Clifford A. Braimah has revealed that his outfit has procured over 400 Water Meters made up of Magnetic and Ultrasonic Clamp-on Meters to reduce non-revenue water.

According to him, 336 out of the over 400 Water Meters which are made up of Magnetic and Ultrasonic Clamp-on Meters have been installed on 90 water systems across the country.

Dr. A. Braimah, addressing participants at the 2023 edition of “Accounting To Our Customers (ATC)” explained that the 336 Meters have already been installed with the rest to follow as chamber construction and Meter shed installations reach completion.

“It is important to note that we recorded a Non-Revenue Water (NRW) percentage of 46% for the first half of 2023 which is consistent with the NRW percentage recorded for the same period last year, which was also 46%. NRW represents the water that is produced but does not generate revenue due to various losses.

For the first half of this year, our total water production amounted to 164,652,659.67 cubic meters (m3). However, regrettably, we experienced a considerable water loss of 76,235,600.84 m3, which translates to 46% of the total water produced. These losses consist of two major components: Physical and Commercial Losses.

Physical losses accounted for 53% of the total water loss, which is equivalent to 40,404,868.45 m3 while commercial losses for accounted 47% of the total water loss, this component also amounted to 35,830,732.39 m3.

Physical losses are the result of leaks and other issues within our distribution network and the commercial losses are attributed to issues such as water theft and billing inaccuracies” the GWCL MD further explained.

By: Kwadwo BUABENG

inghananewstoday is a 24-hour new media company with a wide array of products including general news, politics, business, technology, and a specialized segment on water and sanitation (WASH) issues.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button