Booster pumps for water discouraged PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 11:57

By Jasmine Mohammadsali

With the ongoing dry spell and water rationing at critical levels, the Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) firmly discouraged the use of booster pumps or stations to prevent further stifling of water distribution.

Engineer Efren Salvacion, ZCWD maintenance department manager, revealed yesterday morning, water levels in the City as of February 1 is now at its lowest level at 73.88 meters, with a production of 7,299 cubic meters per hour.

“The office really prepare for this situation, tiene kame team in areas wherein ta ricivi kame complains or call about booster stations or booster pumps. We really go on this and with the legal department to control these activities,” said Salvacion.

The ZCWD also have teams deployed to counter leakages in areas, he added.

To date, the ZCWD is serving approximately 80,000 consumers in the entire City.

Recently, the ZCWD adjusted its water rationing scheduling to provide 8 hours of water service, a decrease of four hours from its previous 12-hour water service, relative the decreasing water levels.

Salvacion assured the public that water augmentation projects are underway including the delivery of water via water tankers to elevated areas, and additional mobile treatments.

Long-term projects include construction of additional treatment plants and correcting distribution networks. — Jasmine Mohammadsali