Recent rains improve water level but not enough -ZCWD PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 13:45

The Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) has announced that the level of water supply at its Pasonanca intake dam has improved, following the recent rains, ending the three-month long dry spell.

Engr. Teotimo Reyes Jr., department manager on production of the ZCWD, the water level went up to 74.50 meters after the rain last Sunday, but it dropped to 74.20 meters the following day because the ground (soil), having been dried for months, had absorbed the water.

“Although we experienced rains, we notice that the stream flow was not yet on its normal capacity,” Engr. Reyes said, for which reason the water rationing schedule cannot totally be lifted, except in the city’s central and east coast areas.

He further said the onset of the rainy season may have improved the water supply level but not enough to serve the entire network system of the utility, especially in the west coast area.

“We are now serving almost 24 hours the central area and part of the east coast, but we are still following the rationing schedule for the west coast because we do not have yet enough water supply despite the recent rains,” the ZCWD explained during the press briefing in City Hall Monday.

He was confident nonetheless that the situation will further improve in the coming days, now that the weather bureau has officially announced the end of the dry spell as the rainy season sets in beginning this month of June onwards.

In the meantime, Engr. Reyes said the ZCWD continues to bring water supply to areas without water, or to areas where water cannot reach due to low pressure and other factors.— Vic Larato