ZCWD urges consumers to start conserving water PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 February 2015 13:28

The Zamboanga City Water District has called on the public to start conserving water as the summer season approaches.

Engr. Teotimo C. Reyes, Jr.,  Department Manager for Production, said stream inflow from the main Tumaga tributary has steadily been decreasing since December of last year. He further said if the situation persists as the summer season approaches water levels will go down.

For now, Reyes disclosed that production is currently at normal level. While water levels improved the last few days brought about by rainfall, ZCWD continues to monitor stream flow from the Tumaga River, our main source of water.

He added that PAGASA’s projection of El Nino this year could impact on water supply in the city.

In the meantime, the ZCWD is urging everyone to practice water conservation tips:

Repair all leaking faucets and pipelines;

Use water tanks properly; make sure to adjust flush meters enough to water levels;

Always check faucets in and outside the house or establishments;

Monitor for leaks in faucets and pipelines;

During water interruptions, make sure to close the faucet to avoid wastage upon resumption of supply;

Use minimum amount of water when laundrying, washing dishes, water plants and cleaning vehicles;

Use laundry rinsed water for watering plants or cleaning vehicles or comfort rooms;

Best time to water plants is early in the morning or late in the afternoon;

Turn off faucet while brushing teeth;

Discourage children from playing with water while bathing;

Monitor your water bill for unusually high consumption;  and

Your bill and water meter are tools that can help discover leaks.

Reyes said judicious use of water is highly advised at this time while calling on consumers to start preparing their water containers in case the situation worsens and will result to lower water pressure,  and to immediately report leaks to the Zamboanga City Water District. — Ed D. Baños