City Hall to practice conservation measures PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 20 March 2015 14:02

Energy conservation starts at home, and for Zamboanga City, this means the City Hall, the seat of the local government unit.

In her briefing to the local media last Monday, City Mayor Beng Climaco said that the City Government and all its departments will be instituting measures to conserve power and water in light of the recent spate of shortages which has led to rotational blackouts and water rationing.

“It is everyone’s responsibility, and I would like to start with myself and the City Government,” Climaco said.

She disclosed that an executive order will be drafted calling on city departments and offices to conserve electricity and water through prudent use of government resources, facilities, and equipment during office hours.

Earlier this week, the City Government has aired an urgent appeal to all residents to help conserve water and energy by recycling and using available commodities judiciously as it continuously works together with the utilities sector to find alternative solutions.

Other than conservation measures, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) OIC Elmeir Apolinario also advised residents to help monitor the situation in the City by being proactive in reporting illegal connections, line tapping, and booster pump usages in their areas.

The CDRRMO has convened several meetings with concerned sectors and agencies to discuss plans and measures on how to cope with the shortages in the City, especially the aggravating water situation. — Jasmine Mohammadsali