Sep 24, 2020

Conserve water for summer time, PPCWD urges consumers

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The Puerto Princesa City Water District (PPCWD) urged residents to conserve water as the summer season approaches.

Jenn Rausa, the water district’s information officer, said Tuesday that the water supply is expected to decrease due to the season.

Rausa said some areas right now are already experiencing low water pressure.

“We apologize to residents of the affected areas with decreasing water supply. Ngayon na nararamdaman na natin ang init ng panahon, we are advising na sana paigtingin na rin natin ang tulong-tulong na pag-iipon ng tubig, pag-conserve ng water dahil ngayon nga nakararanas na tayo sa ilang areas ng low pressure. Para naman kahit papaano nakakapagtipid tayo ng tubig… We would like to apologize don sa mga residente natin sa areas na ngayon ay nakararanas na ng mga kawalan ng tubig,” she said.

Rausa also reminded the public to check leaks in their lines and faucets to prevent the entry of contaminants.

“Kung may mga residente tayo na ang maintenance lang nila ay tamang goma-goma lang kapag may leak, we advise na sana ipaayos kasi maliban sa mag-ca-cause na ito ng sakit ‘yong bill nila affected din doon,” she said.

She assured that the water they are distributing in Puerto Princesa City is potable.

“Yes, potable ito because from Campo Uno dumadaan ito sa ating infiltration gallery na ýon ang nagti-treat ng ating water. From Campo Uno to our lines, safe pero syempre hindi natin nami-maintain, kumbaga kami dito sa Water District hindi namin nami-maintain ýong service lines per households. Kung per households ang pagbabasehan natin, hindi natin sigurado kung gaano kalinis ang kanilang mga linya, ýong mga nasa loob na ng mga bahay nila,” she said.

The checking of water lines for rust and other contaminants is the responsibility of the consumer already, Rausa pointed out.

“Halimbawa may leak sa kanilang tubo, mula sa loob ng bahay nila palabas ng gripo, may leak na pwedeng pasukan ýon o kaya nakababad ýong linya nila sa maputik na area. Isa ýon sa maaaring panggalingan ng contaminant and ýong tubig na hindi na galing sa gripo, kumbaga inigib na tapos nilagay sa isang tabi tapos doon sila kumukuha, i-make sure din nila na malinis ang lalagyan,” she also said.

Schools should also do the same regular checking of their water lines, she added.

This is to ensure that the water is safe for their students, Rausa said.

She added that some schools also do not directly connect their lines to the water district and few have water tanks where their faucets are connected.

The PPCWD ensures clean water from Campo Uno through infiltration gallery aside from chlorination, they also have Hydro-Optic Ultra Violet Disinfection System as the newest measures to treat hundred percent of microbial issues in water, Rausa said.

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