Sep 19, 2020

More city areas still with low water pressure

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Many areas in Puerto Princesa City are still experiencing low water pressure, an official of the Puerto Princesa City Water District (PPCWD) said.

Jenn Rausa, PPCWD information officer, said they are continuously injecting water to areas with low pressure.

“Kaya lang meron pa talagang iilan na hirap maabot ng pressure dahil continuous ang pagbaba ng supply natin, so ‘yong areas natin na nasa matataas na bahagi na masyado, ‘yon ang hirap na abutin ng pressure, sinusupportahan na lang natin ng pagwa-water inject ang areas na yon para kahit papano masupplyan sila,” Rausa said.

She said the low pressure can be attributed to air blocking problems and unopened or unregulated gate valves.

Areas experiencing low pressure are Bancao-Bancao Camella, parts of Milagrosa and San Miguel,  New Buncag, Abanico, and Sta. Lourdes.

She said this is because they are in elevated areas.

Rosa said the PPCWD has been flooded with complaints during the first two days of the water rationing scheme.

From a peak of 50-70 complaints received on their Facebook page in the first two days, it is down to 25-30 complaints, Rausa said.

“Noong first two days ng implementation namin ng water rationing, binaha talaga kami ng reklamo na walang tubig sa area nila base doon sa binigay na schedule. Humihingi kami ng paumanhin doon sa mga residente na nakaranas ng delay na ‘yon, and doon sa complaints nila kami bumase sa magiging adjustments na ginawa namin to address the delay,” she added.

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