Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) is a utility company, fully owned by the state. The company is responsible for potable water supply to all urban communities in Ghana.

In the pre-colonial era, inhabitants of what is now Ghana primarily drew their water directly from natural sources such as streams, lakes, and rivers. Prior to World War I, the first public water system was established in the then Gold coast by the British who were then colonizing the Gold Coast. In by that time the 1920s, other major towns and cities started having water systems which were built purposely to be used in some urban areas, including Winneba, Kumasi, and the then colonial capital Cape Coast.

Ghana Water Company Limited was established on 1 July 1999, following the conversion of Ghana Water and Sewerage Corporation into a state-owned limited liability company under the Statutory Corporations (Conversion to Companies) Act 461 of 1993 as amended by LI 1648.

GWCL currently operates eighty-eight (88) urban water supply systems throughout the country. Average production is about eight hundred and seventy-one thousand, four hundred and ninety-six cubic meters (871,496m3) per day (192 million gallons per day). Present potable water demand is estimated at one million, one hundred and thirty-one thousand, eight hundred and eighteen point eighteen cubic meters (1,131,818.18m3) per day (249 million per day).

Urban water supply coverage is therefore about seventy-seven percent (77%). With a staff strength of three thousand, four hundred and seventy-six (3,476), GWCL serves Seven Hundred and Forty-Eight Thousand, Five Hundred and Seventy (748,570) customers, eighty-six percent (86%) of which are metered and fourteen percent (14%) unmetered.

Our Vision

To be a world class utility company.

Our Mission

We are committed to meeting the increasing demand for better service delivery through efficient management of our core business of production and distribution of potable water and customer management in urban areas of Ghana.

Our Core Values

  1. Quality and excellent customer service
  2. Urgency in service delivery
  3. Continuous improvement and innovation.
  4. Health care and safety of stakeholders
  5. High ethical and professional standards

Our Core Business

  1. Abstraction, treatment and supply of  water to urban communities in Ghana
  2. Urban water sector planning and development
  3. Investment planning
  4. Sector financial management
  5. Contracting out the design, construction, rehabilitation and expansion of existing as well as new water supply infrastructure;
  6. Assets Management

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana


Ghana Water Company

Open hours today: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • 22 October 2021 10:45 am local time

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