Aug 6, 2020

Water supply in downtown Puerto Princesa back to normal

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Water supply in the central area of Puerto Princesa City has normalized, as regular rainfalls replenished the Campo Uno dam in Barangay Irawan.

However, the Puerto Princesa City Water District (PPCWD) is still monitoring outlying barangays of Lucbuan, Cabayugan, Bahile, and Luzviminda because their sources have not fully recovered from the drought and the effects of El Niño, said its acting spokesperson Jenn Rausa.

“Hindi pa nakaka-recover fully ang mga sources sa mga barangay na ‘yon. Ngayon pong pagpasok ng July, okay na rin naman ang ulan so inaabangan din namin na maging positibo na ‘yong result ng monitoring sa production ng sources sa mga barangay,” she said.

Rausa said that based on reports from their Engineering Services Department (ESD), the overall production of water in the city has normalized.

She added they have also stopped receiving complaints from water consumers.

“Base sa mga report na nako-compile natin from our Engineering Services Department ay maganda na ‘yong ating over-all production at ‘yong mga complaints wala na rin tayong natatanggap,” she said.

Rausa said the water inject and water delivery activities they are doing “is no longer intense like the past months when the crisis was experienced.”

Records from the Campo Uno show that the latest production of water is already at 638 cubic meters per hour, average flow rate is 750 cubic meters per hour and the water level is now at 187 centimeters.

The Manalo Pressure is producing 25.2 pounds per square inch (psi) which signified that water in the city proper is now sufficient, Rausa added.

The possible lifting of the Alert Level 1 will be discussed during the next contingency committee meeting, Rausa said.

She said they expect the total recovery of the water production in the city this month.

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