The city proper will experience low pressure to no water supply on June 2 due to the relocation of the water service’s electromechanical facilities in Montible.
In an advisory posted late last week by the Puerto Princesa City Water District (PPCWD), it said low pressure to no water supply can be expected on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. due to the relocation to a higher location of the facilities to avoid being affected by flooding.
Information officer Jenn Rausa, meanwhile, said Monday that the pump and motor and the generator set were used around April in sourcing out water supply from the Montible river source.
“Hindi ba naglagay tayo ng temporary source dyan sa Montible? ‘Yan iyong ginagamit natin ngayon na pang-augment lang since hindi nakaka-operate ang Campo Uno. Ngayon, ang mga pump and motor, genset ay ililipat natin sa mas mataas na area away from the flood-prone area,” Rausa said.
“Kasi ngayon medyo nasa baba ang facility na ‘yon so maulan baka tumaas ‘yong tubig doon sa ilog, mas prone sya sa pagbaha kaya iaangat natin para mas safe,” she added.
Rausa said that the water supply will resume after their relocation operation. The PPCWD has allotted three hours for the build-up of pressure.
The poblacion area will experience no water supply, particularly in elevated areas such as Manalo Extension, areas of barangay Bancao-Bancao, Bagong Sikat, and Bagong Silang.
Sicsican, some portions of Sta. Monica, San Pedro, and Mandaragat, could experience low water pressure.
Rausa said that the directly affected areas are those barangays dependent in the transmission line supported by water supply from the Montible river.
“May mga area naman tayo na hindi totally maapektuhan kasi naka-connect sila sa pumping station malapit sa kanila. Ito kasing mga directly affected ay ‘yong mga naka-tap sa transmission line natin, ‘yong dependent sa transmission line,” she said.
“Prepare pa rin kasi baka may mga ida-divert na pump para hindi makapagpadaloy ng tubig sa transmission line,” she said.
The PPCWD is advising consumers in the affected locations and nearby areas to store enough water to be used during the conduct of the maintenance or expansion activity.