Oro's water supply nearly back to normal
GOOD news for local water consumers.
The Rio Verde Water Consortium Inc. (RVWCI) is now back to supplying about 40,000 cubic meters of water per day, though some areas in the city has still zero water supply, two weeks since faucets have dried up in the western parts of Cagayan de Oro.
Engineer Joffrey Hapitan, RVCWI senior vice president for operations, said that Rio Verde has been supplying more than 40,000 cubic meters per day, since Saturday, October 7.
The water supply is delivered to the Cagayan de Oro City Water District's (COWD) take-off point at Pueblo de Oro.
“We have already complied with our basic obligation to COWD,” Hapitan said, adding the distribution of the water supply is now up to COWD.
“As to the overall status of water supply in the western area, it is the responsibility of the service provider which is the COWD,” he added.
But Engineer Bienvenido Batar, COWD assistant general manager for his part, said the water has still not reached barangay Lumbia, including the Youngsville Subdivision and Pagibig Citihomes in Opol town, Misamis Oriental.
Batar said this is because pressure at the delivery point is “practically zero”.
“Water supply is back, but it cannot reach far areas, because water pressure is zero. And we need the pressure gyud for water to reach the affected households,” Batar said.
Meanwhile, construction of cofferdam is in progress, while repair of the damaged underwater pipe will start on Wednesday, and will be completed on October 15.
It can be recalled that the pipeline was damaged due to earthquake and water current of the Cagayan river.