20,000 Angeles residents affected by water crisis
ANGELES CITY — More than 20,000 residents in two villages here are affected by water crisis.
This was disclosed by Councilor Jesus “Jay” Sangil, who told SunStar Pampanga that the Angeles CIty Water District (ACWD) should resolve the issue immediately in order to save the residents of Barangay Margot and Sapangbato from posible health problems.
During a recent council discussion, ACWD manager Reynaldo Liwanag informed the city officials that they can fixed the water crisis in at least four months.
But according to Sangil, four months is too long. “We cannot let our 20,000 constituents suffer for another four months.”
He even branded the water provider to be “inef fi ci ent .”
“Dapat nag-due diligence muna sila at inanticipate ang situation. With magnitude problem that hit the two barangays. Hindi maiiwasan na mag isip ang ating mga kababayan na basta kumita lang wala ng malasakit,” Sangil said.
Sangil urged the ACWD to “give up” and “give way” to a more reliable water utility provider to stop the month long suffering of the residents.
Clark Water, which is temporarily supplying water to the residents, adjusted its rationing period from three to six hours, the councilor said.
“The usual 9 pm to 12 midnight was extended to 6 pm to 12 midnight at the instance of the Angeles City council,” he added.
Sangil has cited in what he described as “logical solution” which is to allow Clark Water to serve Sapangbato and Margot.
“Since, ACWD is only buying bulk water from Clark water. Mas practical kasi bakod lang po ang pagitan ng dalawang barangay sa Clark kung saan nandiyan po ang main Clark water station,” Sangil sai d.