Metro Cebu water supply to go down this week

Morexette B. Erram 04/23/2018

Starting this week, several areas in Metro Cebu will be experiencing interrupted water supply after production of water by the Jaclupan Watershed and the Buhisan Dam has reduced below average. In a phone interview with Cebu Daily…

Water rationing in Kalunasan due to broken pump

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/28/2017

Some 1,000 residents in Barangay Kalunasan, Cebu City have been receiving rations of water over the past two weeks. According to Kalunasan barangay captain Nunilon Monares, this is because the pump for the deep well, which supplies…

MCWD says no new lines in El Niño-hit barangays

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 03/21/2017

The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) suspended installation of new connections to 27 areas in Metro Cebu which have yet to recover from last year’s El Niño dry spell. “Our stand here is we want to protect…

Low water supply hounds Capitol Site residents

Carine Era Asutilla-Lapid 03/18/2017

IT had been a month since Oliver Tubelar started spending P100 a day to fill 10 containers of water at a refilling station in Sitio Quintolimbo, Barangay Capitol Site in Cebu City. Due to the low water…

Province gears up for El Niño

Izobelle T. Pulgo 03/15/2017

WITH El Niño forecasted to occur around July of this year, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) is now taking steps to prepare the local government units against the possible effects of the dry…

Water coop cuts off Sibonga municipal hall’s water supply

Izobelle T. Pulgo 02/16/2017

The Sibonga municipal hall had no running water after its supply was cut off by the town’s water supply cooperative due unpaid bills since 1995. Arceli Guaves, chairman of the board of the town’s local water supplier,…

Water crisis hits Syrian capital as gov’t troops attack valley

01/05/2017

BEIRUT — Residents of Damascus are scrambling for clean water after the government attacked rebels holding the city’s main source in a nearby valley, leading to an accidental outage that has stretched on for nearly two weeks.…

Politics and El Niño: The heat rises

Izobelle T. Pulgo 01/03/2017

(PART 2) Following months of heated political bickering, One Cebu gubernatorial candidate Winston Garcia conceded defeat to re-elected governor, Hilario Davide III a day after the May 9 elections. Results later showed that Davide garnered 616,381 votes…

Badian village execs ask Capitol to build water supply system

Nestle L. Semilla 09/13/2016

DESPITE the rains, some barangays in Badian town continue to experience a water supply shortage. During last Monday’s consultative meeting, the barangay officials asked the provincial government to develop a waterworks system in their areas. “Niaging tuig…

MCWD: Water supply almost back to normal

Izobelle T. Pulgo 07/20/2016

As Cebu has been experiencing light, moderate to occasionally heavy rains, the island’s water supply is now almost back to normal. According to Raul Tabasa, Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) Engineering department manager, the water supply in…

MCWD’s side on the water supply issue

07/07/2016

This is regarding the column of Mr. Stephen Capillas dated Friday, June 24, 2016 entitled “Dry spell’s end and the political intramurals.” We would like to answer some points he raised in his column. a) On being…

MCWD: Water production at normal levels

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/29/2016

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…

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