Heat drains water from Talisay City’s Jaclupan dam

By: Gerard Vincent Franciso April 23,2019 - 01:32 PM

Its soil deposits are now visible after the extreme heat drained water from the Jaclupan dam in Cebu City./Tonee Despojo

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Jaclupan Dam in Talisay City has already gone dry.

Charmaine Rodriguez-Kara, Metropolitan Cebu Water District  (MCWD) information officer, said that the dam’s production capacity already dropped to 9, 000 cubic meters as of today, April 23, from its original average production of 33, 000 cubic meters per day.

The drop in its water production is now affecting at least 6, 000 households located in Cebu City’s uptown area including those that are in Barangays Sambag I and II that source water from the dam.

Kara said that with the dam’s decreased production level, they had to also shorten water service in these areas to only one to two hours per day.

To augment the existing water supply, MCWD sends their trucks to the two barangays to bring water to the residents./dcb


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