MCWD: Water production at normal levels

By: Jose Santino S. Bunachita June 29,2016 - 10:48 PM
Water levels at the Buhisan Dam rises with heavy rains brought by the rainy season.  Water production has normalized, says MCWD. (CDN PHOTO/TONEE DESPOJO)

Water levels at the Buhisan Dam rises with heavy rains brought by the rainy season. Water production has normalized, says MCWD. (CDN PHOTO/TONEE DESPOJO)

DAILY water production in Metro Cebu has normalized this week according to the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD).

In a press statement, MCWD attributed the normalization of the water tables to the rains brought about by the rainy season, which have started replenishing the surface water supply.

“We are thankful that MCWD’s two surface water sources — the Jaclupan Facility in Talisay City and Buhisan Dam in Cebu City — have slowly recovered as well. We hope the trend will continue in the next few weeks for the benefit of our affected consumers,” said MCWD Acting General Manager Noel Dalena.

MCWD’s daily production is now averaging 220,000 cubic meters.

Because of the El Niño phenomenon earlier this year, the water district’s average daily production went as low as 190,000 cubic meters which resulted to some areas experiencing low to no water pressure.

MCWD’s Jaclupan facility is now producing an average of 30,000 cubic meters of water per day, from a low of 6,500 cubic meters during the dry spell. It used to produce a daily average of 33 cubic meters.

On the other hand, the Buhisan Dam, which had zero production for the past months, now has an average daily production of 2,000 cubic meters. Its average production used to be 7,000 cubic meters per day.

However, it is still possible for some areas to experience low water supply, said MCWD.

The water district said there can be changes in the daily production due to their other wells experiencing mechanical or technical problems.

There might also be low production of some wells of MCWD’s private bulk water suppliers, leaks and “other operational challenges.”

“For areas still experiencing supply problems, MCWD is appealing to affected consumers to report the matter immediately, so teams can be sent to check and address the problems,” MCWD said in their statement.

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TAGS: Cebu, MCWD, Metropolitan Cebu Water District, rain, surface water, water, water supply

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