Cebu City Council to hold emergency session to address water supply woes

By: Gerard Vincent Francisco April 11,2019 - 09:12 PM

Residents of Barangay Sambag in Cebu City ready their drums and plastic containers to store water from the free water ration of the Cebu Water Development on Saturday, April 6. | CDND file photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council will reportedly be holding an emergency special session tomorrow, April 12, to discuss about the action to address the effects of El Niño. 

Cebu City Councilor David “Dave” Tumulak told CDN Digital in a phone interview on Thursday, April 11, said that they would decide if the City Council would declare a state of calamity amid the water situation in some of the barangays in the city at present.

Tumulak said they also had already received data from the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) regarding the irregular flow of water supply in 17 barangays in Cebu City.

Read more: El Niño Phenomenon: MCWD starts water rationing in elevated barangays

Tumulak said that the council would also be assessing the effects of the drought to the agriculture in Cebu City. 

“Naa namay gihatag nga data ang MCWD, intermittent water supply sa mga barangays,” said Tumulak.

(The MCWD have already submitted their data about the intermittent water supply in the barangays.)

Read more: Cebu City’s Sambag residents get free water rations from MCWD

He also advised the public to conserve water and take advantage of artesian wells, which as of now had sufficient supply of water.

He also assured that the public that the fire trucks from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) would also be sent for water rationing to the different barangays, using resources coming from Mactan Rock Industries and the MCWD.

Read more: Heat drains water from Buhisan dam

Tumulak also said that according to the MCWD, the intermittent flow of water in the 17 barangays was a result of the decrease of production of water in MCWD’s water sources — the Jaclupan and Buhisan Dams — due to the dry spell./dbs

Read more: Mactan Rock offers free water to El Niño affected families

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: calamity, city, council, El Niño, emergency, session, state, water

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.