The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) will on Tuesday end the free water delivery service initiated by president Akufo-Addo.

A statement from the company Monday advised customers to take note that from July 1, the payment of water bills will be their responsibility.

The company further said property owners can revert to the arrangements for payment of the utility with tenants prior to the free water delivery.

In April, Nana Akufo-Addo announced government’s decision to absorb water bills for all Ghanaians for the months of April, May and June following complaints of lack of portable drinking water in many communities affected by the 14-day lockdown.

“All GWCL customers will for the next few months, be billed on estimated consumption, based on an average of their consumption from January to March 2020,” the President said during the last national address.

He added that “the Ghana Water Company Ltd and the Electricity Company of Ghana have been directed to ensure the stable supply of water and electricity during this period. In addition, there will be no disconnection of supply.”

The grace period ends on Tuesday and the Water Company has given new directives to customers.

As part of the directives, it said Water Vendors are also required to resume their normal business after the last meter readings in June 2020.

According to GWCL, “disconnected customers who were reconnected to enable them to enjoy the free water during the period, must as a matter of urgency pay their arrears to remain connected.” 

“Disconnected customers will remain disconnected until their arrears are settled in full before their supply will be reinstated. 

The Company added that all its collection/pay points are opened during normal working hours and it encouraged customers to also pay their bills via mobile money channels.