The Guma Valley Water Company (GVWC) has faced another set back in its water supply due to a damaged on their main 28 inch diameter pipe allegedly by CSE road construction company working on the Peninsular Road. The damaged has led to residents in Freetown experiencing interrupted water supply for the past five days. The damaged occurred at Angola Town close to the bridge where Guma workers together with CSE engineers are busy working on a solution to the problem.
Guma’s Chief Engineer, Raymond Awonoor –Williams said that the damaged pipe is four meters deep and located close to the stream thus making it difficult for workers to access the pipe.
He however, maintained that work is progressing according to schedule.
A senior Engineer of CSE expressed confidence that in spite of the water log area, they will use all their resources available and equipment including drilling machines, water pumping machine to contain the situation and the problem will be solved soon.
Meanwhile, Guma management is appealing to the public to show understanding as work is far advanced following the active cooperation of Guma and CSE.
It would be recalled that last month a similar damaged occurred to the main pipe at Mile 12 and another on the main valve on the pipe at Marjay Town, which led to shutting down of supply to the city.
Residents have expressed dissatisfaction on the shortage of water supply. By Abibatu Kamara