Beng orders energy, water saving steps in city offices PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 April 2015 14:54

By SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

 

Mayor Beng Climaco has issued an administrative order mandating the adoption of energy and water conservation measures in all City Government offices in the light of the current power outages spawned by the dry spell.

Administrative Order BC 14-2015 issued on April 20, 2015 instructs all offices to operate air-conditioning equipment only from 9am to pm with temperature set at 25 degree Celsius, unless situation warrants a cooler temperature but should not be lower than 20 degree Celsius.

The order also directs City Government offices to turn off lights when not in use especially during lunch breaks from 12noon to 1pm and only open sufficient number of lights that may give enough illumination for good working and public service conditions.

Computers, copiers and other office equipment should be put off during noon break and should computers be on, the monitor should be turned off.

On the other hand, the mayor’s administrative order also directs the shutting off of unused faucets and that concerned department heads are to see to it that leaking pipes shall be immediately reported to the Office of the General services Officer which shall promptly act to ensure immediate repairs and or undertake remedial measures.

The different offices of the city are also directed to recommend and implement other energy and water-saving measures.

Mayor Climaco was prompted to issue the administrative order in view of the long power outages that the city is experiencing in view of the shortage of supply from the hydro plants of the National Power Corporation in Lanao due to the dry spell.

The mayor said the city’s daily power demand is 90 megawatts with the current power supply averaging only about 66  megawatts resulting to a deficit of 24 megawatts.  The deficit has led to a 6-hour daily rotational brownout in the city. — Sheila Covarrubias