WA­TER, PLEASE

Con­struc­tion of a new well and reser­voir will ad­dress the peren­nial prob­lem of Up­per Piedad res­i­dents in To­ril Dis­trict on in­con­sis­ter wa­ter sup­ply

Sun.Star Davao - - TOP STORIES - BY LYKA AMETHYST H. CASAMAYOR / Re­porter

The Davao City Wa­ter Dis­trict (DCWD) said that they will add another well and a reser­voir in Up­per Piedad, To­ril Dis­trict to solve wa­ter in­ter­rup­tion in the area.

“We will be con­struct­ing an ad­di­tional well, which will add down around 4,000-5,000 cu­bic me­ters of wa­ter per day,” DCDW spokesper­son Jo­vana Duhay­lung­sod said dur­ing an in­ter­view with SunStar Davao Fri­day.

“Aside po sa well, we will also be con­struct­ing a reser­voir,” she said, adding that the reser­voir will be placed in a much more el­e­vated area.

Duhay­lung­sod also said bid­ding of the project was done and they are just wait­ing for the sup­plier to com­ply with the doc­u­men­tary re­quire­ments.

Mean­while, Peter Paul Eglo­ria, a res­i­dent of Up­per Piedad, on his Face­book post urged DCWD to take ac­tion on the wa­ter con­cerns in their area.

He said that they have been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing in­con­sis­tent wa­ter sup­ply ev­ery­day for years, while their bill is very con­sis­tent.

“The ar­eas po kasi, in terms of el­e­va­tion, medyo mataas. The area is cov­ered un­der To­ril wa­ter sys­tem. The sys­tem has two wells or wa­ter sources,” Duhyalung­sod said, adding that then in­ter­rup­tions are usu­ally dur­ing peak hours only.

She also said that if the project will be im­ple­mented, there will be wa­ter sup­ply even dur­ing peak hours.

DCWD will start the con­struc­tion in Oc­to­ber or Novem­ber this year which is ex­pected to fin­ish within 300-cal­en­dar days af­ter im­ple­men­ta­tion.

“Pero hindi pa po agad vis­i­ble ang project dahil at the on­set of the project, we will be com­ply­ing with the per­mit,” she said.

FOTO / MACKY LIM

COOL­ING DOWN.An old woman eats ice cream while wait­ing for buy­ers of her dream catcher prod­ucts dis­played near the Rizal Park stage, Davao City yes­ter­day morn­ing.SUNSTAR

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