Puerto Princesa City Water District General Manager Antonio Jesus Romasanta assured consumers today that water supply in the City is considered 95% stable, this after Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) declared the onset of rainy season last Tuesday.
“It’s (supply) getting better, pero nasa adjustment period pa din tayo,” Romasanta said.
According to Romasanta, except for Campo Uno, the main source of surface water in the city is already ‘overflowing’. Nonetheless, the agency has yet to fully lift the implementation of a rationing schedule for water availability. He added that some places are back with a 24-hour water supply while some elevated areas are still experiencing water interruption.
Water tankers are also still being utilized to augment water supply in areas with low pressure.
He also added that some of the recent good indications is the reliance of the Water District to surface water through gravity. Little by little, we minimize the used of our wells especially those wells using generator sets, Romasanta explained.
Romasanta further explained that he is still not fully confident that the supply is very stable because the threat remains. PAGASA said the effect of El Niňo will last until the end of June.